In the wake of plagiarism allegations, the president of Hobart William Smith Colleges has resigned. This rapid outcome (allegations against him were made only a few days ago) suggests the charges were probably true, the plagiarism significant, and the fight to retain the position not worth it.

Trackback URL for this post:

6 Responses to “An Unusual Outcome”

  1. dmf Says:

  2. Michael Tinkler Says:

    I was about to email you the link. Have you seen the statement from the board?

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    No – haven’t seen it. Send it along! UD

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    dmf: This sort of thing SO stands to reason as our most powerful leaders are open, uh, scoff-laws — increasingly, the way to personal advancement will be through using your position to quash lawsuits against them.

    It’s all so … Russian. Or Italian.

  5. dmf Says:

    who needs ethicists and laws when you have Omertà?

  6. Michael Tinkler Says:

    Certainly what drove this process was the OUTSIDE committee chosen by the board.

Comment on this Entry

Latest UD posts at IHE