Morality, Integrity, and Ethics at The University of Michigan....There are None
Almost every day at the University of Michigan students, faculty, staff, clients, patients, vendors, and our nation and its citizens are victimized by criminal and other inappropriate acts perpetrated upon them by the Administration and the Board of Regents. Intellectual property is stolen, sexual assaults are concealed, kickbacks are extorted, the Department of Public Safety engages in physical attacks, child pornography is concealed, false documents are created, national security information is transferred to an economic and military threat, the Communist Peoples' Republic of China, etc. For the victims there are no adjudications as internal procedures are rigged while externally the University's web of corruption reaches to the municipal, state, and Federal authorities where information is ignored, prosecutions are declined, and cases are dismissed all likely influenced through the availability of complementary athletic tickets and the accompanying tail gate parties, lucrative employment opportunities for spouses, guaranteed academic admissions, honorary degrees, etc. This academic cesspool of corruption perhaps is finally being revealed through events unfolding at the Pennsylvania State University, the event at Mott Children's Hospital, and the email written in November 2011 by President Mary Sue Coleman. At Penn State the investigation and trial has exposed the seamy side of higher education as have the personnel departures, the indictment, and the investigations at the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan no incumbent Regent is known to ever have acted to purge this institution of these nefarious activities or to address the grievances of the victims. And, with a single exception, none of the current Regent Candidates are known to have expressed their concerns regarding the corruption in higher education or to the damage inflicted upon the students, staff, faculty, and others by such. Professor C. W. Kauffman took early retirement from his tenured position at the UM as he recognized the total futility of attempting to address these moral turpitude issues through internal processes. He and other victims have on numerous occasions used the Public Comment Period at Regents' Meetings to call attention to this serious situation. No answers and/or explanations have even been furnished regarding the comments by either by the Administration or the Regents. No other candidate for Regent is ever known to have publicly confronted University authorities using this forum. Are they unaware of these problems, or are they also participating in the cover up? If criminal prosecutions such as conspiracy and/or obstruction of justice do result from the Mott Children's Hospital pornography incident or from the reported two sexual assaults committed by athletes it would be anticipated that the other Regent Candidates will finally recognize that the University of Michigan considers itself to be exempt from the law and at least give it lip service. The criminal legacy MUST end, and the Board of Regents MUST oversee, as intended, the operations of the University of Michigan, finally.
C. William Kauffman
Professor, Retired, Department of Aerospace Engineering,
University of Michigan
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