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This college student vows to continue her hunger strike until a professor accused of sexual harassment is fired


Updated September 18, 2017 03:20 PM EDT

We reached out to Lindsay's friend and rally organizer Jenna Register and she gave Circa News an update on Lindsay's health.

"As of Monday, Lindsay is over 110 hours in. She is still up and moving but every step, action, and breath is labored, though she remains vigilant."
Jenna Register

Midnight on Saturday marked the third day of student Lindsay Wrobel's hunger strike, which she started because of the way the University of Rochester in New York handled a sexual harassment case.

Wrobel is at the center of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint filed against the university, according to our affiliate WHAM.

In the complaint, 11 students and faculty accuse university professor Dr. Florian Jaeger of stalking, having sexual relations with students and creating a hostile environment.

"Until Professor Jaeger is removed from the university, there’s going to be no trust among the student body," Wrobel said.

Early Saturday afternoon, a concerned caller noticed the toll the hunger strike had taken on Wrobel and reported her to first responders. Wrobel refused help, but told public safety officials at the university that she'd notify them if she needed hospitalization.

"It is painful. It is scary thinking about what comes next. I’ve had nausea. I’ve had headaches, I’ve had muscle aches really bad. Even texting feels like work," Wrobel added.

Those are similar words she emailed to University of Rochester President Joel Seligman Saturday morning.

Seligman released the following statement to WHAM:

"I have been in touch with Lindsay to tell her how concerned I am about her and to let her know that my primary concern is her health. She has every right to express herself as she chooses, but I urged her to put her well-being first. We are carefully monitoring the situation."

As of late Saturday, Dr. Jaeger was still an employee at the university.

"I fully intend to do this until I’m hospitalized."
Lindsay Wrobel

"I fully intend to do this until I’m hospitalized. I think what’s of primary importance is the students on this campus feeling safe. And as of right now, they don’t, and they won’t until Professor Jaeger is removed," Wrobel said.

At a campus meeting last week, Seligman said the university would be hiring an outside investigator to look into the sexual harassment claim against Dr. Jaeger.

This report was provided by our affiliate WHAM.

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