Archive for 17 May 2010

The law’s delays

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 17 May 2010 by Steve

“@vonprond – unless I’m reading wrong, #fruitbatgate is referred to the LRC so presumably that’s months more delay 4 both parties?” (tweet)

[imogenbertin, Twitter, 17 May]

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Fruit Bat Sex Chat Prompts Sexual Harassment Spat

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 17 May 2010 by Steve

“Fellatio, fruit bats, and allegations of sexual harassment. These are the ingredients of a scandal boiling over in Ireland at the University College Cork (UCC). Last year, a formal complaint of sexual harassment was lodged against biologist Dylan Evans by an unnamed UCC colleague …” (more)

[John Bohannon, ScienceInsider, 17 May]

Complaint upheld

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , , on 17 May 2010 by Steve

“@timeshighered No, that’s not entirely correct. The complaint against him based on showing the article was upheld.” (tweet)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Twitter, 17 May]

Academic freedom is not limited when discussion about oral sex is not on the menu

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 17 May 2010 by Steve

“Been reading the documents on #fruitbatgate and my conclusions are that that Evans is a spoiled little boy who believes his academic freedom is limited because he can’t talk about oral sex with his colleagues …” (more)

[Morrígan Reborn, 17 May]

UCC bat-gate: academic freedom and the media

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 17 May 2010 by Steve

“There has already been much debate on ‘Fruitbatgate’, both online and on national and international media outlets. I get the feeling that the story will get bigger before it disappears. The seemingly obligatory Facebook page has already been set up with 169 members at the time of writing …” (more)

[Communicate Science, 17 May]

Ivory towers

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 17 May 2010 by Steve

“There are very good reasons why universities used to be walled off and academics locked in ivory towers: Fruitbatgate http://bit.ly/9A0pCd” (tweet)

[Tom Byrne, Twitter, 17 May]

UCC are angry?

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 17 May 2010 by Steve

“@stephenkinsella Let me get this right, UCC are angry that this became public. Not at their disciplinary decision #fruitbatgate” (tweet)

[MikeMiley, Twitter, 17 May]