Punish Art School Professor Accused of Harassing Students

Target: David Kratz, President New York Academy of Art

Goal: Punish professor accused of sexual harassment and racial discrimination by his students.

Professor Wade Schuman has been accused by several students of discrimination and sexual harassment. The incidents happened over the period of one year in different classes. Jehdy Vargas alleges that Schuman harassed her for being Hispanic while Camila Yoshimoto, Magly Vega-Lopez, and Sarah Novio accuse him of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching.

The former students also allege that college administrators brushed off their concerns when they reported the incidents. They state that the school did not investigate their complaints and tried to get Jehdy to forget the complaints by offering her a tuition reimbursement.

Demand the school update its policies concerning complaints of this nature and that, if convicted, the professor is punished and barred from teaching.


Dear Mr. Kratz,

Minority and female students enrolled in the New York Academy of Arts’ Master of Fine Arts program allege they made numerous reports to school administrators regarding the treatment they received from Professor Wade Schuman. They further allege that the school took no action to investigate their allegations or protect them from future harassment.

We demand the school update its policy regarding harassment complaints and that, if convicted, Professor Wade is punished and disbarred from working with students.


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