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Here today, gone tomorrow

September 16, 2009

By David Moltz at Inside Higher Ed

To some observers, the case of Thomas Thibeault sounds "Kafkaesque."

Last month, the English professor at East Georgia College was dismissed for an unspecified sexual harassment charge two days after he complained to the administration that the institution's related policy did not contain any protection for those who are falsely accused. Though Thibeault has formally appealed his firing to the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents and requested that the charges against him be specified, the personnel matter has remained at a relative standstill for weeks. In an attempt to pressure the institution into reinstating him, Thibeault has been working with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Higher Education, a group that widely publicized the case Tuesday and has sent a condemning letter to East Georgia's administration... Download file "Here today, gone tomorrow"

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