- UI releases detailed timeline in Bustamante case/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise
In response to questions from reporters, UI President Duane Nellis said former professor Ernesto Bustamante was allowed to resign rather than fired because it was “the fastest way to make that happen.” He said, “We were interested in expediting this, and that was the fastest way to get that done.” Asked if UI personnel gave recommendations to Bustamante, who reportedly had other employment lined up, Nellis said, “Not to our knowledge.” He said, “I think we acted aggressively and appropriately.” Nellis said, “We did immediately contact the Moscow Police Department.” But asked why the university didn't immediately inform the Moscow Police that the professor had assaulted graduate student Katy Benoit with a handgun and threatened her life, UI general counsel Kent Nelson said, “That was information that Katy had and did not want us to disclose it to police. … We respected Katy's wishes”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.
- UI reworking its ban on faculty-student relationships/Kevin Graman, SR
- Nellis: 'We must learn from this tragedy and prevent from happening again
- Nellis: 'We are honoring commitment to transparency
Question: What do you hope to learn from the release of the associate professor Ernesto Bustamante's personnel records?