‘San Francisco Chronicle’ and Others Criticize UCLA’s Treatment of Whistleblowing Professor

By on April 12, 2011

Torch readers by now may be quite familiar with the story of Dr. James Enstrom, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) scientist and professor who is fighting for his job after being told he did not fit his department’s "mission," in retaliation for critiquing some of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB’s) scientific findings, as well as his whistleblowing on a CARB scientist with a fake Ph.D. and other problems at CARB.

I reported last week on the media outrage that erupted concerning the case. UCLA’s gross violation of Enstrom’s rights continues to draw criticism in the media. Today, Debra Saunders of the San Francisco Chronicle published both a column and a shorter blog post (containing Reason.tv’s video on the case) criticizing the university’s actions. Also don’t miss Adam’s excellent interview about the case with Mike Slater of The Mike Slater Show.

Schools: University of California, Los Angeles Cases: University of California at Los Angeles: Non-Reappointment of Controversial Professor