Who is Philip H. Brown?


We get that Professor Philip H. Brown was very popular with Colby students before his forced resignation this winter. However, we can’t help but feel that his story is the most underreported in The ‘Cac…

Although Brown’s resignation was reported by the Colby Echo, The Echo’s story was printed before the reason for Brown’s resignation was known, and no further articles were published by The Echo on the issue. Thus, we learned the details of this story from an article in The Kennebec Journal.

  It is likely that many Colby students, alumni, and parents also learned of the details surrounding Brown’s resignation from sources outside of Colby.

 Brown was a tenured economics professor with a high rating on ratemyprofessor.com.  He is currently under investigation by the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit for rigging a camera in a bathroom used by female students while leading an abroad in China (part of Colby’s Jan plan program.)

The official reason that Colby College cited for Brown’s forced resignation was that he “violated student privacy.” Taking and storing semi- nude pictures on his laptop seems like a hell of a lot more than that! This was an act of sexual perversion and should be treated and covered as such: not to expose Colby to scandal and Brown to public crucifixion, but rather to provide an example of the dangers that young women face—even at the hands of a trusted authority figure.

 What is the college doing to make sure this doesn’t happen again? We wouldn’t know…

Photo courtesy of kjonline.com

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