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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sad Ending in Case of Iowa Prof

Sad ending to the bizarre tale of Unviersity of Iowa political science professor Arthur H. Miller, who was accused of offering female students higher grades if they would let him fondle their breasts:  police report that a body found in an Iowa City park may be Professor Miller.

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Comments

Sad to whom? Other professors? I can't say I'm too sad that he had enough shame to off himself. He's created a little rivulet of pain through Lord knows how many students, abused his trust, and lived up to the Hollywood stereotype of the pathetic, oversexed professor. He's a real embarrassment to the human race, and I find what he did in his life far more sad than his ending.

Posted by: Roach | Aug 25, 2008 6:37:58 AM

Sometimes, when people are caught blatantly doing things that are clearly wrong, their actions and the openness with which those actions are perpetrated are based on years, and sometimes decades of success.

If the accusations against Prof. Miller are true, and I have no reason to think they are not, then the saddest part of this story may be the past abuse of students who, for whatever reason, were either unable or chose not to come forward. To suffer this kind of violation and breach of trust and feel that it must be endured in silence and without protest is an experience from which, thankfully, most of us are spared.

Posted by: Martin B. Tittle | Aug 25, 2008 4:33:35 PM

His actions were immoral and corrupt and common. He went beyond the pale by fondling but it is well known by all college students that professors don't always grade based on merit. They will grade on who they like (which can often be those they are attracted to). He abused not just those he solicited and fondled but everyone who competed for a grade in his classes.

Blind grading is the only way to go.

Posted by: AnonJD | Aug 26, 2008 2:41:25 PM