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Richert: UI Owes Parents Explanation

I got my first clue, as many parents do, on Facebook. My oldest son, a senior at the University of Idaho, had written a post asking if anyone else had taken a class from Ernesto Bustamante, the former assistant professor who is believed to have murdered a U of I graduate student before taking his own life. Anyone else? After swapping text messages, I learned that, indeed, my son had taken a psychology class from Bustamante. It was one of those chilling moments for a father, and one of those difficult moments for a journalist. It's where the passions of parenting collide with a profession that demands detachment. It's an awkward place, but here we are. Standing at this intersection, I better understand just how much of a crisis this is for the U of I/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Are you a Vandal parent with concerns re: how UI handled Ernesto Bustamante?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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