Rockefeller University Regaining Balance Under Its New President

As the eminent institution moves to recover from the David Baltimore scandal, some scientists continue in assessing its impact A business-as-usual mood prevails these days at New York City's Rockefeller University. The prestigious research institution is moving to regain its balance following the dizzying chain of events leading to the December resignation of scandal-hounded scientist David Baltimore from its presidency. Meanwhile, university scientists and administrators around the United St

Robin Eisner
Feb 2, 1992
As the eminent institution moves to recover from the David Baltimore scandal, some scientists continue in assessing its impact
A business-as-usual mood prevails these days at New York City's Rockefeller University. The prestigious research institution is moving to regain its balance following the dizzying chain of events leading to the December resignation of scandal-hounded scientist David Baltimore from its presidency.

Meanwhile, university scientists and administrators around the United States continue to assess the impact of the six-year- long controversy leading to the Nobelist's fall from grace, not only on Rockefeller, but also on the research community at large.

Sources interviewed for this article generally agree that the university, now under new leadership, will recover from the negative publicity it received as the result of its association with Baltimore, an otherwise highly esteemed Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist. The university had named Baltimore as its president in mid-1990; only a year and...

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