No charges, no end in e-mail fight

June 25, 2009

By Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed

In a limited sense, the case of William I. Robinson is over.

On Wednesday, he was notified that a faculty committee had found no "probable cause" to undertake a full investigation of complaints filed against him related to e-mail messages he sent to his students in which he compared Israelis and Nazis. Further, he was notified that the administration at the University of California at Santa Barbara had accepted the faculty members' analysis, and that the case was over -- without his ever having faced formal charges before a disciplinary committee...

Schools: University of California, Santa Barbara Cases: University of California, Santa Barbara: Professor Investigated for Sending E-Mail to Class