Doing The Right Thing?

It sounds like, so far, the University of Colorado has it right. If he’s canned, it should be for his fraud and plagiarism, not his inspeakably vile utterings (or character).

I have mixed feelings about what the eventual outcome should be. In the interests of academic integrity, the university should get rid of him (and I suspect that it will, and I hope not with a buyout). On the other hand, I think that in a just world, they should have to live with him as punishment for hiring him in the first place, and as a constant reminder to be more careful when granting tenure.