UW–Madison professor cited for exposing herself to student
The UW–Madison police department has cited a UW–Madison art metal professor, Lisa Gralnick, with disorderly conduct following an incident in late March, according to an article in The Capital Times. Gralnick has worked at UW–Madison since 2001.
During the incident in question, Gralnick exposed her breasts to a student following a disagreement regarding the student’s class attire. When questioned by police, Gralnick stated she had wanted to prove a point; she was upset by the student’s outfit because it was inappropriate due to the tools and chemicals in the space.
The student filed a complaint with university police on March 28. Police issued a disorderly conduct citation to Gralnick on March 31; she pled no contest and paid $295 in fines.
The faculty, staff, and students of the art department were notified last week Wednesday of the department’s removal of Gralnick from her teaching duties. Her art studio access was restricted and her interactions with students were limited.
The art department has provided resources for students to report misconduct and receive mental health services, and the university is reviewing the misconduct.