Thursday, October 12, 2006

Hey, it was for research! 

A former dean at U. Wisconsin-Whitewater was fired last April and now is being asked to Justify or Repay Nearly $114,000 in credit card charges he made on the university's account. (Permanent link for Chronicle subscribers.)
In a letter last month to Howard L. Ross, who was dean of the College of Letters and Sciences from 1993 until last April, university officials asked Mr. Ross to provide either reimbursement or additional justification for expenditures over a six-year period. The expenses include charges for travel, movie rentals, computer equipment purchases, and a subscription to an online dating service.