The OSU President F. King Alexander stands at a lectern bearing the name of the university he oversees.

F. King Alexander speaks from a lectern in Dec. 2019, after being named as Oregon State University's next president. He faced pressure to resign, after a damaging report regarding the mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations when he was at the helm of Louisiana State University.

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Oregon State University President F. King Alexander resigned on Tuesday. This comes after the OSU Board of Trustees initially voted to place Alexander on probation, following a report that detailed the mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations at Louisiana State University, where Alexander served as chancellor and president before he came to OSU last year. Students, faculty, alumni and others were clearly not satisfied with the board’s initial decision and ramped up the pressure, with the Faculty Senate expressing “no confidence” and even calling for board members to resign as well.

We hear from OSU Faculty Senate President Selina Heppell and Millicent Durand, a senior at OSU and a reporter for the student newspaper, the Daily Barometer.

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