Thirty academic mobbing cases since 2005Below, in alphabetical order, are 30 academics whose troubles, as reported in the press or on the web, appear to fit the definition of workplace mobbing. Reviewing these cases is useful for understanding the variety of origins of the phenomenon and the different ways cases play out.1. Jury refuses to convict Sami Al-Arian (University of South Florida); he is eliminated anyway2. Jonathan Bean on guard, surviving at Southern Illinois (Carbondale)3. Jerry Becker and Elisabeth Reichert in board presentation at SIUC4. Stephen Berman is ousted from University of Saskatchewan5. At Sheffield, Aubrey Blumsohn is forced out, starts blog6. Student Seung-Hui Cho goes postal at Virginia Tech, 33 dead7. Firestorm over Ward Churchil at University of Colorado8. Suicide of David Clarke at Southern Illinois (Carbondale)9. At last, Jean Cobbs vindicated at Virginia State10. Dramatist George Cron is ousted from Missouri State11. Shiraz Dossa goes to conference, is mobbed, keeps job (St. Francis Xavier University)12. Christopher Dussold's resistance at Southern Illinois (Edwardsville)13. Mohammed Elmasry retires at Waterloo - mobbing aborted14. Jews mob a Jew: Norman Finkelstein gone from DePaul15. Redress for Joan Friedenberg at Southern Illinois (Carbondale)16. Ouster of Frank Glamser and Gary Stringer at Southern Mississippi17. Biswanath Halder cybermobbed at Case Western Reserve, goes postal18. Hector Hammerly (Simon Fraser University) is dead19. Filmmakers John Hookham and Gary MacLennan suspended from QUT for newspaper article20. Harassment of Gabrielle Horne continues at Dalhousie21. K C Johnson alive and kicking at Brooklyn College22. Biology professor Robert J. Klebe files suit (UTHSC San Antonio)23. David Mullen suspended for words at Cape Breton University24. Physician Nancy Olivieri still battling in court (University of Toronto)25. Lethbridge administrators attack Tom Robinson for his website26. John Soloski fighting back at University of Georgia27. Successful mobbing of Harvard President Lawrence Summers28. Medaille College settles with Therese Warden & Uhuru Watson29. James D. Watson broken for breaking a taboo (Cold Spring Harbor Lab)30. Supreme Court victory for Wanda Young (Memorial of Newfoundland)More details and info from: http://arts.uwaterloo.ca/~kwesthue/mobnews06.htm------------------------------------------Posted by Louise Michel @ 11:02 AM 2 Comments Links to this post
At 12:09 PM , Anonymous said...I believe that my mobbing comes from a local coalition at the university. I believe that their actions have been supported by senior management at the university. They have wrecked my academic career. I remain... stressed...ill ... fighting ... and in post. Aphra Behn
At 4:17 PM , Roger said...Wow-- 6 out of 30 at Southern Illinois; quite a place; seems they never learn.
Monday, February 11, 2008
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