After the announced departure of Christian Ott from CalTech, the latest story comes from my alma mater, the University of Washington — Michael Katze, who misappropriated grant money, harassed employees, and apparently was using university funds to buy sexual favors, has finally been fired. A tenured professor who brought in millions in grant money, fired? Unpossible. That just tells you how egregious his excesses had become.
If it’s taken this long I’m not quite willing to call it a demonstration of back bone. :/
Well, given the circumstances, they knew he was not going to bring in much more grant money anymore … although I am sure that has absolutely nothing to do with this decision.