Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Cumberland disappears its problems 

Douglas Bass has been probably the only blog following the Cumberland College case that we reported a few months back. He now reports that the school has sacked the department chair that tried to protect Professor Robert Day, who was fired for suggesting something was wrong with Cumberland's accounting. The site that had the details of Day's fight with Cumberland has gone missing even in Google. (And the 410 page it posts contains an ominous request to disappear all links to the site.)

Erin O'Connor wonders why FIRE or some other group hasn't picked up Day's cause. AAUP has threatened censure for Cumberland, but Bass and O'Connor think it's ineffectual. I wonder what more can be done.