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Campus Sex-Crime Investigator Buys Porn With School Account, Gets Glowing Rec from Dean of Students

"Fantastic...My very highest endorsement!!!"

Chris Loschiavo/TwitterChris Loschiavo/TwitterAs deputy Title IX coordinator at the University of Florida (UF), Chris Loschiavo oversaw student complaints related to sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct. Meanwhile, he was busy buying BDSM, cyborg, and "erotic torture" porn using his UF email account and publicly interacting with a porn-account on Twitter. UF eventually fired him for this activity, and for potential conflicts of interest involving a high-profile student assault case. Still, the dean of students saw fit to recommend him for a Title IX position at another public university in the Sunshine State.

"Fantastic. Incredibly knowledgeable. Amazing work ethic. Strategic. Great collaboration. My very highest endorsement!!!" the recommendation stated. "Hope you get him. He will be a tremendous help to you as you continue to create Florida Poly."

All of these adjectives could truly apply—this post certainly isn't meant to imply that purchasing kinky porn or palling around with porn Twitter accounts means one can't be a hardworking, fantastic human being. And while using an account tied to a work email address to buy porn shows a lapse in judgment, it's one that would hardly be worth commenting on were it not for one thing: Loschiavo is part of a regime that threatens students for writing a porn star's name on a quiz, drives professors out of their jobs for writing op-eds that students don't like or syllabuses that they misinterpret, and offers a platform for folks to demand that schools shut down everything from the anonymous social-media app Yik Yak to performances of The Vagina Monologues to fraternities in general. Loschiavo is also the person students are to turn to for reporting sensitive matters regarding sex, violence, and discrimination. When that is your role, going the extra mile not to air your adult-entertainment habits on Twitter or to colleagues doesn't seem like too big of an ask.

When Loschiavo's firing became public, UF cited only a conflict of interest related to controversial Title IX case that Loschiavo was overseeing. (Loschiavo had done paid freelance work for a consulting firm on UF work time, and the attorney for a student in the case was associated with the same firm.) Last month, UF Communications Director Margot Winick told The Gainseville Sun that Loschiavo's employment was terminated when the university "learned he used his UF work computer account to purchase pornography." UF Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Jen Day Shaw still recommended him for a Title IX coordinator position at Florida Polytechnic University, which he was hired for in April. But in May, after Florida Poly learned of his pornography purchases, it fired him for failing to disclose the information when he was hired.

The whole situation seems to have come to light thanks to the Sun, which "received public records that included Loschiavo's emailed PayPal receipts for buying pornography on eBay."

Day Shaw resigned from her positions last week after being informed her contract would not be renewed. This isn't the first time the former dean of students has been accused of questionable judgment or conduct. From the Sun:

Amy Osteryoung of the law firm Johnson & Osteryoung, which has been involved with Day Shaw in several Title IX cases, said Tuesday's announcement is a positive move. The firm last year filed a complaint with UF alleging Day Shaw mishandled the Callaway case. "The university will be a better place without Ms. Shaw. We consider this to be step one in what we hope will be more steps to come," Osteryoung said. "We have no further comment although we will have in the future."

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  • Citizen X - #6||

    He definitely looks like a dude who pays for porn.

  • Hugh Akston||

    That's the smile of a guy who gets his employer to pay for porn.

  • Zeb||

    He looks a bit like my high school music teacher (who definitely spent a lot on porn and phone sex and just disappeared one day after some details about an inappropriate relationship with a student came to light).

  • Mark22||

    just disappeared one day after some details about an inappropriate relationship with a student came to light

    Yes, go on...

  • Zeb||

    You really don't want to know.

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    "My very highest endorsement!!!"

    That must've been some good porn.

  • ||

    If you want to 'redistribute' a questionable staff member giving a glowing endorsement is always preferable.

    What are they going to say - "Don't employ the person". They would be opening themselves to lawsuit.

    Isn't life wonderful :-)

  • Bill||

    Of course it was. It was cyborg porn.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    this post certainly isn't meant to imply that purchasing kinky porn or palling around with porn Twitter accounts means one can't be a hardworking, fantastic human being.

    I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!!!!!!

  • Citizen X - #6||

    You said it, man. There are plenty of other reasons why you're not a hardworking, fantastic human being.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    And yet I'm still laden with guilt as a result of social mores and Judaeo Christian moral upbringing... I'm also not a very hard worker; really no silver lining to this one... I guess maybe the porn haha.

  • Longtobefree||

    Fake news!
    In no universe known to contain a thing like title IX is a male, or even a woman-identifying person who looks like a male, or any organism possible accused of being male, allowed to exist within the administration of that thing. Males exist only to fill the role of accused therefore guilty.

  • Fuck You - Cut Spending||

    Look, you need to thoroughly research Girls Of The SEC issues to make sure the accusers aren't misrepresenting themselves.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Still, the dean of students saw fit to recommend him for a Title IX position at another public university in the Sunshine State.

    I was told by someone who worked in higher education that this is actually done on purpose. If you want to get rid of someone, you give them a glowing review to make sure they stay gone.

  • Fuck You - Cut Spending||

    I've done that in the private sector.

    I interviewed for a job once that was so shitty I couldn't cut the interview short enough (and I fired that headhunter as soon as the interview was over). The place was run by such obvious incompetents that they didn't even remember me six months later when an asshole co-worker interviewed there and used me as a reference.

  • Bill||

    Sounded like she wrote the letter after he
    was fired. This is sometimes done in academia
    but mainly if you want to get rid of a tenured
    person. If they aren't tenured, you just fire them.

    Or possibly if they belonged to a protected group
    and the lawyers/HR won't let you fire them.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    he was busy buying BDSM, cyborg, and "erotic torture" porn using his UF email account

    My guess: Because Chris Loschiavo was so ashamed of his food addiction, he liked to watch videos of large, heavyset nude men tied to a chair, with one hand strapped to a table, and the other hand free while staring at a plate of fresh doughnuts, and each time the large, heavyset man reached for that delicious-looking plate of fresh doughnuts, a dominatrix shocked and/or flogged his sweaty testicles, bringing the man the pain he so desired.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Welp, now we know who he was buying his smut from.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    I said it was a guess!

  • LarryA||

    I think you misspelled "sweat-stained fantasy."

  • MarkLastname||

    He actually looks like the kind of guy that would be into squat cobbling.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Does he look like someone who would defile a baked good?

  • MarkLastname||

    No rule says he can't eat it afterwards.

  • Maven Houlihan||

    Nervously querying urban dictionary for "squat cobbling"

  • Tony Openshirt||

    Or defecate through a sunroof.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    +1 Bahahaha

    I just about choked on my gas station sub reading that.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    He should be fired because he was paying for porn. Who pays for porn? I mean, besides the Germans.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    I mean... he's an investigator that pays for porn? It doesn't take a whole lot of investigating to find it for free.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    If he's into weird stuff a lot of it is still behind paywalls. At least the GOOD Cyborg porn.

    But I won't judge you for your indiscriminate tastes in pornography.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Who pays for porn?

    A true connoisseur.

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    I'll get my porn from the drive-thru, thank you very much.

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

    Much like the other garbage people with garbage taste, you prefer a Adam Sandlerian-style of pornopgrahy, while there are others who possess a more accomplished palate who prefer more of a David Lynichan-style pornography.

    There is something for everyone.

  • Citizen X - #6||

  • MarkLastname||

    I shitter to ask what Tarantinoesque porn looks like?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Just Uma Thurman getting beat up, and blood everywhere.

  • MarkLastname||

    Blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her whatever...

  • Crusty Juggler - lamertarian||

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    NSFW label on Crusty links is superfluous.

  • gaoxiaen||

    My new favorite song.

  • Zeb||

    I'm trying to imagine what David Lynch would do if asked to make a porn movie.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Blue Velvet

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    syllabuses that they misinterpret

    Syllabi

  • LarryA||

    ^ Latin pluralization! Cultural appropriation!!!

  • Longtobefree||

    Academic compulsion to correct others using archaic terms. Not appropriation.
    Latins as in Roman Empire, or Latins as in Latins - either way, not appropriation.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Incredibly knowledgeable. Amazing work ethic.

    Certainly seems to take his work home with him.

    Strategic.

    Well, he was doing all of that rather publicly, so I'm not sure you could call that a winning strategy.

  • Libertarian||

    Go Gators!!!!!!

  • Set Us Up The Chipper||

    Gay-tards.

  • Half-Virtue, Half-Vice||

    I'm a self taught porn aficionado and I have no clue what Cyborg porn is.

  • Bubba Jones||

    What does it say about the UT faculty that they see "Sarah Jackson" and immediately assume that it references a porn actress?

    That is an epic link, but I don't think it's fair to paint Loschiavo with that brush.

  • ||

    Well, Shaw of the Day appears to be one of the more interesting deans. Also, the IX cabal isn't that stupid: good positions to choose when you are kinky and want to mess with others' sex lives, and pretend to be "moral". It also has that secret police aspect, which is great when you want to retaliate (in a displaced fashion too), while telling your victim that it's forbidden to "retaliate". Pretty cool.

  • John C. Randolph||

    The position of "Deputy Title IX Coordinator" exists to demonstrate that a job that's not worth doing at all is not worth doing well.

    -jcr

  • Longtobefree||

    It also exists to have a place to park a (maybe) male while the females (or those who identify as such) have the top jobs and really run the inquisition.

  • buybuydandavis||

    Still, the dean of students saw fit to recommend him for a Title IX position at another public university in the Sunshine State.

    Deep State looks after it's own. Stipend for life.

  • wspackman||

    Elizabeth,
    It sounds like you are suggesting that he and the supervisor deserve this action as retribution for the actions of others and not for their own behavior? That's absurd.

    You state, "would hardly be worth commenting on were it not for one thing: Loschiavo is part of a regime" and then go on to recite a litany of things that various groups have engaged in that potentially infringe on others free speech or other personal liberty rights as why someone who as you point out, might be "a hardworking, fantastic human being" but nevertheless ought to reamed because some other folks have done some things that pissed you off. Really?

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