University makes offer to banned prof

UNH chair of biochemistry and molecular biology department can return, but with conditions, university says

Andrea Gawrylewski
Sep 10, 2007
The University of New Hampshire sent a letter Friday (September 7) to the banned chair of the biochemistry and molecular biology department, John Collins, saying that he can be reinstated but no longer as the chair of the department, Collins told The Scientist.Collins, who has been chair of the department for two years, was banned from campus on June 29, a day after allegedly kicking a trash can, yelling and making threats about another faculty member, Stacia Sower.The letter came after an August 20 meeting between the university administration and Collins during which the university said it had concluded its investigation into the incident. Collins has been banned from the campus since June and requires a police escort to be on campus.In addition to losing the position of chair of the department, Collins said he would be required to write a formal letter of apology to the...

Interested in reading more?

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?