… 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.”
Saturday, October 16, 2010
in the Censorship of Troubled Waters
At the University of Minnesota?
[Added Later:the document cited below may now be downloaded as a pdf.]
Some disturbing information has come to light as part of the Freedom of Information Act extraction of information from the University of Minnesota concerning the censorship of the film, Troubled Waters.
Unfortunately, the material describing exactly what happened has apparently been redacted with no explanation given about why. Some tantalizing clues can be found above the redaction, though.
My tweets earlier this evening:
"[Weller]...has been threatened in some way by the Provost and/or Dean Levine" following REDACTED http://bit.ly/a7F764 #UMN
This information underscores my concern that an independent investigation be done, preferably by someone not at the university. Since both the President and the Provost seem to be involved it is clear that the University administration is not the body that should be looking into the matter if our credibility is to be regained.
I have posted on this idea on the Star-Tribune's Community Voices:
at 12:34 AM