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In that final report, dated Feb. 24, 2012, Jose Garcia, a university special assistant for academic affairs, concludes that after interviewing over a dozen faculty members, students, and witnesses, Bradford's allegations were "not substantiated." Bradford, who's hired a lawyer and says she's considering legal action against the university, took issue with the entire report. When first sent to her earlier this year, she said, "It originally had the wrong name on it, the wrong dates on it."

When she approached the administration to complain about the report and ask for revisions, she was told there would be none, Bradford said Tuesday. "The report you're looking at is fiction," Bradford told the Current. "From one end to the other, it is fiction."

Since the start, TAMUSA officials have been notably mum on the Bradford issue. When first contacted last month by the Current about Bradford's complaints against the university, officials refused to comment. Elsewhere, they've offered the explanation that Bradford, along with many other staff, weren't asked back for fall classes because of the university's changing needs — for accreditation purposes, TAMUSA's trying to draw more full-time tenure-track faculty.

The report into Bradford's claims, provided anonymously to the Current this week, points to an uneasy relationship between Bradford and administration after the tower debate.

The report says Bradford brought complaints to William Bush, interim head of the university's School of Arts & Sciences, and Brent Snow, VP of academic affairs, in mid-December 2011, claiming her "private life was being investigated by a TAMUSA administrator." According to the report, Bradford had bristled that staff in the university's communications office were looking at and printing out her Facebook postings. Bradford had also complained that Bush had refused to let her temporarily move to a private office amid concerns of her safety instead of sharing a space with the other adjuncts. And Bradford alleged retaliation from Bush after the tower debate went public last fall, claiming he bumped her classes from five down to four.

Bradford says other adjuncts were already using the space; the university's report says the space was needed for incoming full-time faculty. Bradford also claimed other faculty members reneged on offers to write her letters of recommendation for a Ph.D. program after the tower debate. The university also investigated university police handling of threats against Bradford. The report says police opened a case file on November 11, and that it opened a criminal investigation into the threats on November 30, a week after Bradford requested a case number from UPD. By December 15, UPD began to put together a prosecution packet to hand over to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office — UPD gave it over to the DA's office in late January. Of the report, Bradford insisted: "No only did they not take any of my complaints seriously, they gave me a crap report." •

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