Criticism of Mac is justified
RE: Shame on Mac, shame on professors (May 2)
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