The Heathergate flip-flop

The Daily Mail notes quite pointedly how WVU has reversed course on Heathergate.

“When a Pittsburgh newspaper first reported that West Virginia University might have improperly granted an MBA degree to Gov. Joe Manchin’s daughter, university officials insisted that it was a simple recordkeeping mishap.

A month later, the university’s stance has changed.

The Daily Athenaeum…reported last week that Provost Gerald Lang said there was a 50-50 chance Heather Bresch should not have been granted her degree. The newspaper reported officials are now admitting remarkable and complicated disagreements among their own records.”

A 50-50 chance? That indicates major foul up. If you were told you had a 50-50 chance to live, you’d be casket-shopping. If you were told there’s a 50-50 chance your doctor screwed up, you’d be lawyer-shopping.

DM reporter Stump also mentions that the presently-two-member panel is proceeding with interviews, even though they’re supposed to add three more members from faculty recommendations. While we don’t want to slow down the investigation, let’s hope they don’t wrap things up before the extra help shows up.

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