Statement on Rob Latham by His Former Department

BY AARON BARLOW

On January 26, I posted Professor Rob Latham’s statement concerning his possible firing to the University of California Board of Regents. Though tenured, he was fired. There has been great interest in Latham’s statement (as can be seen in the comments). In response, and after what I’ve heard was a contentious meeting, Latham’s former department issued the following statement. It is brief because of university  concerns for confidentiality:

We, the faculty of the English Department at the University of California, Riverside would like to respond to Dr. Latham’s public statement. We wish to go on record in support of the decision of the University of California Board of Regents, which Dr. Latham references in emails to us. We stand with our graduate students, and those who came forward, filed complaints and supported each other through this difficult process. We are committed to moving forward with our students, and to working together to repair any and all harm done to our community and to our campus.

One thought on “Statement on Rob Latham by His Former Department

  1. “In response, and after what I’ve heard was a contentious meeting”

    Contentious in what way? Are you implying the support was not unanimous? Or merely that the department members had a difference of opinion about the best way to respond to Lathem’s self-aggrandizing statement?

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