Monday, October 31, 2011

Incredible Update On Widener Professor Connell

(Posted by Dannytheman)

What if I told you that Widener University School of Law are picking up the legal costs of the students who brought the charges against Professor Lawrence Connell?
You wouldn't believe me one little bit would you?  But you would be wrong.

Go here for the idiotic details

"The university has both an implicit legal and moral obligation to investigate such charges and defend and indemnify students who bring these types of charges in good faith," said Widener spokesman Dan Hanson in an interview. "Failing to do so would not only have a chilling effect on any students who may consider filing such complaints in the future, it would be counter to the university's legal responsibility to protect students from retaliation under such circumstances." Mr. Hanson said Widener is obligated to protect the students under multiple federal statutes including Title VI of the Civil Rights of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Professor Connell was exonerated in a 52 page decision that captured the hearts and souls of nationwide Law Professors who mostly supported his teaching methodology.  Many said it is common to use examples of known people in their teaching methods.
Now Mr. Connell is sueing the woman who defamed his good name, and Widener University is paying to defend the students.  What is wrong with this picture?

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