October 22, 2002

AN EMORY PROFESSOR (no, not Michael Bellesiles) has been suspended for six months for, basically, yelling and pushing someone. (This story isn’t that informative, but I’ve been following earlier accounts of this incident, and that’s what it amounts to.)

In light of this harsh punishment for a comparatively minor offense, it seems fair to expect that if Bellesiles is found guilty of academic fraud he should expect much, much harsher treatment.

UPDATE: Clayton Cramer emails: “Garrow was also very publicly critical of Bellesiles after the W&MQ issue came out. I wonder if this claim (that Garrow denies) is retaliation?” Several people have wondered that. I don’t know.

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