St. Catherine University Concludes David Haas Sexual Misconduct Investigation
On March 21, 2021, St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, announced it had concluded an investigation into sexual harassment and sexual misconduct allegations involving composer David Haas. Haas conducted an annual summer liturgical music camp at the University, called Music Ministry Alive! (MMA). Haas also participated in other campus events. According to St. Catherine’s announcement, the University “heard directly from several survivors regarding their experiences with Mr. Haas.” The University conducted an investigation that concluded MMA leadership were aware of general comments that Haas’ conduct made some individuals uncomfortable. A report published by St. Catherine states, “Music composed by David Haas will no longer be used at St. Catherine University events. The University also prohibits Haas from being on campus.”
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