...to forget, or want to forget - especially our errors, is also human. \n\nHowever, institutions are not humans. They enable us to distill the best of our knowledge and rules and apply them consistently. If they were no better, we'd have no use for them. We'd just pick good humans, follow their judgments, and be done with it. If it is not obvious, institutions have interests in "forgetting" their errors - and make no mistake, grading the work of others, dispensing geld on that basis, then having to retract on the basis of mis- or malfeasance of the recipient are errors of judgment and action - and intentional forgetting, for an institution, requires no more than passively failing to remember by simply not recording. \n\nNow, if we were all gullible school children, their "reason" for failing to account for (forgetting) the efforts, judgments, spending of others money, and results, when things go bad, might sound plausible, but we're not and it's not. \n\nThe absence of full accountability (recognizing the concern of others, here, for over-simple succeed-or-fail criteria), is an institutional failure. Regardless of how far back in time it goes, it was wrong, it is wrong, and holding the current administrators accountable for not fixing their shortcomings outright is right, proper and necessary for the continued credibility and support of the institution in the future.