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Topic - Joe Brennan
The University of Iowa initially promised years of employment and benefits to a researcher who was assaulted by her supervising professor but ultimately paid her $42,000 to resign last year, according to two settlement agreements released Thursday.
Iowa's public universities have paid more than $1.3 million to resolve employment disputes since 2011, a price tag that far exceeds the cost of similar agreements that have roiled the executive branch, according to records released Wednesday.
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"We worked very closely with her to provide her with all the support possible in the wake of this assault," university spokesman Joe Brennan said. "We allowed her to take ample time off and then when she was ready to return to work, we worked with her to find a new lab where she could feel comfortable and secure."
Brennan said the second agreement was reached "to conclude her service" but that he couldn't go into more specifics because they were confidential personnel matters.