09/20/2012 02:49 pm ET Updated Nov 20, 2012

Alberto Leguina, Columbia Ph.D. Student Alleges He Was Sexually Harassed, Unfairly Fired

When Alberto Leguina arrived at Columbia from his native Chile last March to pursue his Ph.D., he expected to work hard, spend lots of money on expensive food, and maybe find rats or bugs in his New York apartment. Instead, in the span of three months, he said he found himself sexually harassed by his supervisor, shunned by a Columbia human resources officer, and fired from his dream job.