"Failure to do so raises questions about the intellectual honesty of all involved with the final editing and drafting," the report said.This doesn't sound good. Questions of honesty? I really like Uncle Walt's quote -
"When I think of lifting, I think of something being stolen, and you can't steal what's already yours," Wendler said.Maybe work is different for university people, but I think those words belong to his former employer. For example, I can steal from my former employer by using documents I wrote or inventions I patented while I was there, that is how employment works. Just because you aren't sued doesn't mean it isn't wrong.
Check this passage -
When asked whether anything in the report released Tuesday was grounds for Wendler's dismissal, Poshard said no.There might be no pressure to resign, but is he going to be fired? Of course, he can't be fired just demoted to being a professor.
However, both administrators were a little more elusive when asked whether the chancellor's days at SIUC may be numbered, regardless of the plagiarism allegations.
Early last week, Wendler and Poshard each were denying rumors the chancellor had resigned.
Wendler maintained Tuesday rumors about his resignation or impending leave are just rumors.
"There has been no pressure for me to resign," he said.
Asked if he suspected he would be asked to leave soon, Wendler responded: "You're asking me to speculate about things that I can't speculate about."
While nothing publicly has been said by either Poshard or Wendler, the committee's report hints it experienced some difficulty compiling some information in its investigation because of possible tensions between the offices of the president and the chancellor.I think there is a special spot in heck where people get sent to work for someone they fired in the past. Wendler has the double whammy, his results are bad and he pushed Poshard out when he used to be his boss (at least, it sure looked like Poshard wasn't ready to "retire" from service to SIU when he left). You have to assume there is bad blood.
The committee noted in the general observations and comments section of its report the sequence of events recounting the drafting and production of Southern at 150 "is contradictory and inconsistent."
The report attributes part of the problem to people's memory but also indicates trouble may have come due to the "seemingly strained relationship among the office of the president, the office of the chancellor and other senior administrative offices."
Good job Caleb, ask those hard questions.