February 20, 2009
Notoriety Yields Tragedy in Iowa Sexual-Harassment Cases
After 2 suicides, colleagues question university's role
Mark O. Weiger was a star oboe professor who had traveled the globe as an artistic ambassador for the U.S. government. But he was also known as the king of raunchy puns. Even when he performed for schoolchildren, the music professor from the University of Iowa couldn't resist slipping in some fart jokes.
"He liked pushing the envelope," says his close friend, Alan Huckleberry, an assistant professor of piano at Iowa.
Still, few expected it when one of Mr. Weiger's former