Blogs > Liberty and Power > University of Southern Mississippi Blow Up (Update)

Mar 13, 2004 11:43 am

University of Southern Mississippi Blow Up (Update)

comments powered by Disqus

More Comments:

Robert L. Campbell - 3/13/2004

I'm planning to say more about USM soon (and the great job that Ralph Luker had done in following the controversy is making my work much easier).

Suffice it to say that I don't believe Shelby Thames' allegations of criminal acts for a hot minute. If he has any evidence of such violations of the law, why hasn't he called in the District Attorney's office? No law requires him to wait until their employment status at the university is resolved. He wants Glamser and Stringer punished in the worst way. Referral for prosecution would quickly lead to the charges being made public. Eventually it might lead to fines or imprisonment for Glamser and Stringer. Unless, of course, Thames doesn't really have anything, and he fears that the DA's office won't listen to him.

In an academic institution, when a professor obtains proof that someone has lied on his or her vita, a standard countermove is that the professor obtained it from another institution by pretending to represent the administration--even though the professor never made any such claim. I've even seen utterly loony charges of forgery brought in, when people get desperate.

Robert L. Campbell - 3/13/2004