Monday, June 18, 2007

Duke University Steps Up

HERE I enumerated all the ones I did not expect to "step up" and make acknowledgement of their sins.

Although I included the Faculty of Duke University, I did not include the University itself - I intended to do so, but I, Old Weird Ward hisself dropped the ball.

To the University's great credit, it has "stepped up", and made a financial settlement with Mr. Finnerty, Mr. Seligman, and Mr. Evans. No word yet on any expression of apology.


Moogie said...

I would think that the apology would be more sought after than the financial settlement. These boy's reputations were slaughtered, and the university did NOTHING to stop it.

What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

And what of the woman who brought the charges forward? Should she not be punished as well?

Ward said...

Of course she should be punished for:

1. Making false statements to the cops.

2. Making false accusations.

BUT... nothing, absolutly NOTHING is going to happen to her. After all, she's female and black, and must therefore be excused of any and all obligations to act as a responsible citizen.

And yeah, I expect to get hammered for the above.