The decline and fall of academic standards

Dr. Karla Holloway carries two lofty titles at Duke University: William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of English and Professor of Law. She is so upset with the university's re-admission of two indicted lacrosse players that she has resigned in protest from a "diversity committee" the university put in place following the incident.One would think the good doctor would have some familiarity with the presumption of innocence for those accused of crimes and would use language with some precision. Yet according to an article in the Diverseeduation.com website:"The decision by the university to readmit the students, especially just before a critical judicial decision on the case, is a clear use of corporate power, and a breach, I think, of ethical citizenship," says Dr. Karla Holloway, the William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of English and Professor of Law at Duke. "I could no longer work in good faith with this breach of common trust."Corporate power?Perhaps Duke,...(Read Full Post)

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