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Three psychology professors under investigation for 'serious misconduct'

Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 at 4:38 p.m.

Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 at 2:37 p.m.

Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 at 2:08 p.m.

Psychology and brain sciences professors Todd Heatherton, Bill Kelley and Paul Whalen are on paid leave and under “ongoing investigations into allegations of serious misconduct,” according to a statement from College spokesperson Diana Lawrence.

Several posters were distributed around campus yesterday asking “Where is Prof. Paul Whalen?” and “Where is Prof. Bill Kelley?”

The College has restricted the professors’ access to campus pending the investigations’ conclusion, according to Lawrence.

“We are engaged in a thorough and impartial process that protects the rights of all parties and promotes the safety of our campus community,” Lawrence wrote.

Hanover Police Department captain Mark Bodanza said that the department does not have any active investigations regarding the three professors.

Emails to Heatherton received an automatic reply that the professor is "on sabbatical and not monitoring this email account until September 2018."

The Dartmouth is reaching out to the three professors for comment.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.