Saturday, September 20, 2008

Buchanan back at Auckland Uni

A victory for common sense over at the University of Auckland with it reinstating sacked lecturer Paul Buchanan.
Dr Buchanan, who has graced this blog with his presence several times, had been fired after writing a strongly worded email to an UAE student, who requested an extension for an essay, claiming her father died.
We never really discovered whether the death actually happened. Just one of several mysteries surrounding this case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just saw this while traveling. Looks like the deal is not as sweet as you infer. Grapevine has it that Paul is not coming back, ever. Victory of the PC academic bureaucrats with taxpayer money to blow on payouts? You decide. At least he got reinstatement, which means that the University knew all along that the reasons for firing him were bogus.