Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Academic Justice

Haven't posted for a while because the Court appointed a special judge to take care of all matters related to Marty Green. It turns out he's a bit of a hard-ass when it comes to something called judicial deference. The theory is that if it happens inside a University, it is purely a domestic affair and the courts should be extremely reluctant to interfere.

It's a nice theory but the result is that the universities tend to get a little cocky, knowing they'll never be held to account for anything they do. We'll see how that plays out for the U of W. But in the meantime here's a disturbing report from Slate Magazine about what happened to a junior (untenured) prof who tried to report an older prof who was porking the young coeds in exchange for grades. Academic justice? You tell me...

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