In July, we ran a story about John Collins, chair of the University of New Hampshire biochemistry department who had been arrested for disorderly conduct. His accuser -- Stacia Sower, dean of research -- subsequently filed for a restraining order against Collins, after he had been banned from campus by the university. You can read more of the details on the incident linkurl:here;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53383/ . Last month, I linkurl:reported;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53782/ that a judge cleared Collins on both criminal charges, and last week, a judge declined to grant a permanent restraining order against him. Collins told me he is extremely pleased. Reporting this story has been frustrating. While I was working on our first story on the subject, I called and emailed Sower for comment. She didn't respond. But after my first story ran, I got a voicemail from Sower saying that the article was almost all wrong and that she was disappointed...
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