BARUCH COLLEGE–Multiple students expressed to The Ticker that a Baruch College philosophy professor kissed female students on the cheek in class and made suggestive and inappropriate compliments toward women in his classes.
Three students in separate interviews said they either witnessed or experienced professor James Frederick William Rowe kissing students on the cheek at the end of finals week in fall 2017. Two of the students were female and the third was male. The male student, sophomore Syed Rahman, said that while he was not kissed, he witnessed the professor kissing female students on the cheek. One of the two female students, sophomore Ewa Zaniewski, said Rowe definitely kissed her, and the other female student, sophomore Emily Larcher, said that the professor gave her what she called an “air kiss.”