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Et Tu, Academia?

As the sexual harassment allegations have toppled one famous and powerful person after another, I have often found myself saying "It couldn't have happened to a less-nice guy."  In many, perhaps most (but not all), cases, the person in question was an arrogant, condescending, sneering, obnoxious person, much too full of himself and contemptuous of others in other contexts.  Personality traits are broad, not focused, and it stands to reason that a person who treats others like that generally would also be the kind to engage in this sort of behavior.

Academia has its share of such people, perhaps more than its share, so it stands to reason that this chicken would eventually come home to roost there.  The time may be nigh.  Melissa Korn has this article in the WSJ.

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