Skip to comments.Academic mission or UCLA speech code?
Posted on 04/12/2011 8:06:14 AM PDT by SmithL
If you think that academia is not the exclusive playground of the academic left, consider the fate of UCLA epidemiologist James Enstrom.
In 2008, Enstrom thought that a report on the health effects of diesel emissions presented by the California Air Resources Board was faulty. As it turns out, CARB's nitrous oxide emission estimates were overstated by 340 percent. Enstrom and others had trouble believing that a Ph.D. statistician would make some of CARB's findings. They dug around and found that CARB researcher Hien Tran had falsely claimed to have a doctorate in statistics from UC Davis. In fact, Tran had a master's degree from UC Davis, but his doctorate came from an unaccredited school.
CARB has since scaled back the diesel regulations it had previously approved - although spokesman Stanley Young asserts that the policy change "was not related to the research" - which officials have maintained were overestimated because of calculations made prior to the recession. CARB did demote Tran and cut his monthly pay by $1,066 to $7,899 per month.
Enstrom didn't fare as well.
In February 2010, after renewing his research grants regularly since 1976, UCLA notified Enstrom that he had lost his funding. Unlike Tran, he would be out of a job.
A July 2010 memo later informed Enstrom that Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty had determined his work did not meet department requirements and "your research is not aligned with the academic mission of the Department."
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"your research is not aligned with the academic mission of the Department."Remind me why our tax dollars should be promoting this propaganda.
He is a whistleblower. He should seek a confidential settlement for unjust termination from the U.
A heretic excommunicated by the high priests of science.
Academia must be reformed if the is going to be hope for a future that has any element of freedom!
Stupid is as stupid does. In the current environment, UCLA and the Dept still think they can operate ‘normal as how it’s always been done before’.
Bad publicity will hurt the school more than the short term satisfaction from those dept heads.
The UC system was one of the top donors to Obama’s 2008 run.
“UC demoted Tran and cut his monthly pay by $1,066 to $7,899 per month.”
This puke gets almost 8 large per month (as a PUNISHMENT!) and is a demonstrable fraud? I have a real Ph.D. and I don’t get that kind of money for legit research/work.
Must be one of those affirmative action hires. We got a lousy president that way too....
The strange thing is that after he successfully, lucratively settles his lawsuit against UCLA, “our tax dollars” still will go to him AND to the never-punished UCLA Stasi types.