Friday, January 11, 2013

Some Sad News

This is sad news. Sad not because of the punishment. The situation has been generally known among people in the field for years (as is noted in one of the comments here [update: the comment, indeed, all comments have been removed]). It is sad because this has been well-known in the field for years, known before the professor in question was granted tenure, known before the professor in question was hired into his current position, and known before the other faculty member mentioned was hired. I first heard about it years ago in Europe; a friend of mine first heard about it even earlier in Egypt. It is sad because the situation occurred at all. It is sad because of the harm done to at least three individuals. If anything, the punishment seems rather lenient. I am glad that Yale has finally done something about the situation.