The case of the day is Harbi v. MIT (D. Mass. 2017). Faïza Harbi, who lived in France, was enrolled in MIT’s online course, “For the Love of Physics,” taught by Professor Emeritus Walter Lewin. She alleged that Lewin sexually harassed her online, and she sued him and MIT in Boston, asserting common law tort claims, claims under Massachusetts anti-discrimination statutes, and claims under Title IX, 20 U.S.C. § 1681, the federal statute that provides: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance …

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