Crit­i­cism of Mac is jus­ti­fied

RE: Shame on Mac, shame on pro­fes­sors (May 2)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

I write in full agree­ment with Paul Benedetti’s ar­ti­cle. In my per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, be­fore re­tire­ment as pro­fes­sor of English lit­er­a­ture a decade ago, McMaster’s se­nior ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cers per­mit­ted and even en­dorsed un­fair or dis­hon­est ac­tions.

A re­cent ex­am­ple is the pre­tense of restor­ing in­tegrity to the aca­demic re­mu­ner­a­tive awards sys­tem by hand­ing out un­eval­u­ated gender-re­stricted awards.

Such un­prin­ci­pled be­hav­iour by the univer­sity’s se­nior ad­min­is­tra­tors clearly vi­ti­ates pro­claimed val­ues — in­clud­ing “the free and open ex­change of ideas” — and sets a de­struc­tive ex­am­ple to the univer­sity community. Alan Bishop, Hamil­ton

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