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Florian Jaeger report

Moses

33 day(s) ago

Leiter links to the report, which is very interesting and cost UR at least $4.5 million.

http://urindependentinvestigation.net/

tl;dr: Jaeger behaved badly but did not violate UR policy at the time; colleagues got kind of obsessed with the case; things went downhill. BUT this gives us Rich Feldman as interim president, which is pretty neat.

Aristippus

33 day(s) ago

According to the report, Celeste Kidd, Jaeger's main accuser and spearhead of the witch hunt, as well as other faculty in the department pursuing their own agendas and rivalries, spread vicious rumors, withheld and manipulated evidence, issued threats, attempted to coerce and suborn witnesses -- in other words, another Northwestern clusterfuck all over again. The difference here was that Rochester refused to knuckle under to the mob.

Donald

33 day(s) ago

"In a January 2017 BCS faculty meeting, without naming names, DeAngelis told the group that he believed that he had been deceived and manipulated after he had reviewed emails from those who had complained about Jaeger to the University. Cantlon took his remarks to be referring to her, as well as Aslin, and was outraged. Later, it was asserted that DeAngelis' remarks constituted retaliation for their having complained about Jaeger and participated in the investigation. The revelation and discussion of the emails caused the BCS faculty to become further divided. All subsequent efforts to repair the faculty relationships in BCS have also been unsuccessful."

"A number of BCS faculty and members of the University Administration have found the claimants' unrelenting pursuit of this matter, which the University believed it had thoroughly, fairly and in good faith investigated and resolved under its established procedures, both frustrating and inexplicable."

Giovanni

33 day(s) ago

"Celeste Kidd" can't be real, she must surely be a Philip Roth character...

Elijah

32 day(s) ago

Shocking behavior. Except that it isn’t.

Georges-Louis

32 day(s) ago

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/an-open-letter-to-wikipedia

"Celeste Kidd" can't be real, she must surely be a Philip Roth character...

Giovanni

Wilhelm

32 day(s) ago

Someone should tell the Yale student paper about those blog posts. See if they raise a stink.



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