… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
University of Minnesota
Board of Regents Chair
Is This Fair?
"Weeks after signing a contract for a half-time job with the University of Minnesota, Steve Sviggum failed to list his new gig on a disclosure form required of members of the U's Board of Regents."
"Allen said many people in the general public and on the faculty have contacted him about Sviggum's situation.
"They all are of one mind -- that the two positions are incompatible," Allen said"Allen is the Chair of the Board of Regents AND a member of the three person committee involved in adjudicating the matter. He is also the one who brought the matter up before Allen had even engaged in a vote or discussion where the matter is relevant.
"In an interview Wednesday Sviggum pointed out that the financial disclosure document says to "list all sources of compensation" but later says not to include "compensation from the University," among other things. "
He's correct - from the disclosure document:
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Sources of Compensation ... Do not include compensation from the University.
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