Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ouch! That Hurt...

UD posts on a recent Daily letter to the editor:

The University of Minnesota - dominated by sports, devastated by medical school scandals - really has slipped. An alumnus writes to the university newspaper:

The latest ethics scandal at the University of Minnesota involving the dean of the medical school and a faculty member she appointed to review and improve ethical practices who turned out to have a whopping and profitable conflict of interest himself, underscores the need for a president who is more interested in the academic side of University life than in the athletic side.

This all happened on President Robert Bruininks’ watch, and one hopes he learned something about how to properly do his job at the Insight Bowl and will give us taxpayers our $700,000-a-year money’s worth — his annual salary. (Maybe the University should establish an Oversight Bowl at its new, needless, wasteful football stadium.)…

We must not allow another ethics scandal to occur on anyone’s watch at our once-proud University.

UD’s covered the decline of UM for a long time. She concludes that the university needs a new president.

For those who missed the story over break - front page, above the fold, Sunday Strib - before Christmas, please see:

Conflict of Interest at the U Medical School?

and Openess And Transparency At the University of Minnesota

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