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Sapere aude - dare to be wise
Friday, March 31, 2006
Dean Mead's statement
Posted 2:04 PM by Luke
Statement by interim Dean Mead to the students:

Dear Students,

I want to let you know that at long last the University processes that were initiated last fall to address the charges of violations of the Code of Academic Ethics brought by Professors Mary Mitchell and Florence Roisman against Professor William Bradford and his countercharges of discrimination against them have been completed. As you may know, Executive Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Faculties, William Plater, appointed an Academic Ethics Review Panel to provide him with recommendations for resolving the issues raised in the complaints. A number of these issues were made moot by Professor Bradford’s resignation. Nevertheless, the Panel took great care to consider the remaining issues and has issued a report to Dean Plater. It found no evidence of discrimination on the part of Professors Mitchell and Roisman and concluded that they conducted themselves responsibly and honorably. In my view, Professors Mitchell and Roisman have now been fully exonerated by these actions.

In keeping with the confidential nature of the proceedings, Dean Plater has written a confidential letter to Professors Mitchell and Roisman indicating that the matter of the grievances is now fully resolved and the matter is closed. I agree, and I ask that you join me in putting this unfortunate episode behind us and moving forward in an atmosphere of mutual respect and collegiality.

Susanah Mead
Interim Dean and Professor of Law
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis


I promise I will follow up on this next week, though I do not feel there is much left to the story.

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