Skip to comments.Duke president Broadhead's Role in the Non-Rape Scandal
Posted on 06/30/2007 12:02:54 PM PDT by rickdylan
An article in the Duke Chronicle today spells out Duke president Richard Broadhead's role in the shabby affair we have been witnessing and provides a glimpse of the rationale for Duke's rush to settle several of the potential legal cases which were involved.
At this point I would warn kids off thinking about attending Duke.
Here is my real question. If your last name is Broadhead, why would you name your kid Richard?
And why isn’t Brodhead fired?
You would be astounded by the drop in applications for incoming freshmen.
Once this was not true. It is today.
It appears his parents were psychic.
Good. And it should stay that way until he is fired or resigns.
Yeah ... wanna' chew it off?
Due to the reaction this fiasco will cause at Duke, something similar is probably less likely to happen at Duke in the future than at just about any other college in the country.
Similarly, it is safer to fly now than it was on 9/10. Not because of government security measures, but because the passengers no longer have the illusion of safety and so will not allow a hijacking to occur.
I heard that the kids and the coaches settled separately for undisclosed amounts.
That's the University. I wonder if the liability of the "Duke 88" faculty is included, or they were acting on their own. They ought to be separately liable, IMHO.
At the very least I would have insisted that the "gang of 88" be fired. Except for the one of the 88 who recanted and apologized. That one I would keep.
I heard that DOOK has already paid big bucks to the players.
“American academia is a morass of mediocrity.”
Certainly true, but no surprise. Liberals run almost all of academia and they see mediocrity as the ultimate social construct.
I hope you are right.
I want to know why Broadhead and the “88” aren’t made to come out publicly and grovel before the American people?
There's no way in Hell I'd send my 18 or 19 year old kid into that environment. Duke University showed its true colors during this sordid affair.
The entire University either through action or inaction demonstrated its outright hostility to the American principle of the presumption of innocence, not to mention the idea of basic human decency.
Nope. Maybe if the Board of Regents, or whoever really runs that asylum, went through it with an extremely new broom starting with Brodhead and the Gang of 88 I might consider it.
Until then, I hope the place goes broke from lack of students and legal defense fees.
I'd love to see what's happened to alumni donations. I'll bet they're down to a trickle.
I suspect it's the quality more than the quantity of applications they need to worry about. The people wanting to major in Albanian and Bushman studies will still be there. Early admissions were down over 20% a while back and those were the kids who had to make an immediate decision. It's likely that a whole lot of the kids with more time to think about it will end up elsewhere.
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