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BREAKING: Duthu Withdraws as Dean

Bruce Duthu ‘80 has withdrawn from consideration for the post of Dean of the Faculty. The below was circulated this morning:

Duthu Withdrawal letter.jpg

And Phil and Carolyn followed up immediately with a note, too:

Duthu Withdrawal Hanlon letter.jpg

I wonder what was the straw that broke the administration’s resolve: faculty consternation (to be expressed at today’s meeting of the faculty); alumni upset; the potential for the story to break into the national press?

Addendum: Phil needs to do his homework better with his appointments. L’affaire Duthu is but a reprise of l’affaire Tengatenga.

Addendum: A longtime Friend of Dartblog writes in:

As for your possible explanations, I think the one about the national press makes most sense now:

Where Newsweek goes, can the Times be far behind?

Addendum: An alumnus writes in:

You draw your own conclusion. Duthu’s step down is attributed to pressure from external audiences. How about the Professor not being willing to disavow a statement in favor of a policy the college condemns? How about a flawed search process? So, the cabal of “external audiences” has now set back the causes of diversity and inclusion and interdisciplinary study.


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