Provost and Others Removed from Administrative Positions at Wright State University


While attending the Summer Institute, I was asked fairly frequently to comment on a video that had just been released by Wright State that was linked to in brief articles in both the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

The video featured statements by both the university president, David Hopkins, and Michael Bridges, the chair of the university’s board of trustees. Although its ostensible purpose was to address the ongoing investigation that had led to the provost and several others being placed on paid administrative leave on May 4, all but about half a minute of the four-minute video was devoted to describing what a great place Wright State University continues to be. There was very little information on the investigation because after three months of very tight control on the release of any information about the case, there was still very little that anyone was willing…

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