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WVU responds to U92 shutdown

Created on:   Thu, Dec 7, 2017   6:48 PM

Last modified:   Fri, Dec 8, 2017   6:55 AM

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MORGANTOWN — Those trying to listen to WVUU-FM, the university’s nonprofit radio station, heard dead air at one point Thursday. Student workers went on strike, alleging unsafe working conditions, according to a source close to the radio station, also known as U92.

Posts by students on social media in recent days have discussed alleged inappropriate conduct by an employee of the station, including allegations of sexual misconduct.

WVU responded to what it calls the “student job action” with a statement Dec. 7, saying the complaints “are being taken seriously and investigated.”

And while the statement goes on to say that the university “will not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic misconduct, stalking or retaliation,” it also says that WVU cannot comment on “specifics regarding any possible investigation, including even confirming one exists.”

Before the strike, students involved in the situation met with Dean of Students Corey Farris, according to the statement. And it says, “WVU will continue to follow its policies and procedures to address any actions which could be contrary” to the university’s commitment to create a safe, welcome educational and workplace environment. “This process also includes taking any appropriate action upon the finding of a violation of any policy.”