Duke Lacrosse Case: The Latest Outrage

In a nauseating editorial this week in the Raleigh News and Observer, Duke University president Richard Brodhead is depicted as "used to working at elite levels," which allegedly qualified him to receive one of the four 2013  Academic Leadership Awards bestowed by the left-leaning Carnegie Corporation  to "exceptional leaders in higher education." Yet when Brodhead, who came to Duke in 2004 from Yale, was confronted with an opportunity to demonstrate genuine university leadership, he failed in dramatic style. It was Brodhead in 2006 who threw his own students to the wolves and took the word of a prostitute in the infamous Duke Lacrosse case. In a continuing and mystifying charade, he is lionized by the academic community at large in what appears to be an organized effort to obscure his incompetency and lack of ethics in the affair -- and to create a politically correct verdict against the innocent students involved.   The scenario reads like this: although the...(Read Full Article)