Gee who knew academia could be so… weird… Trivers banned from Rutgers… fraud… retractions…

The retraction part is here.

A long-simmering feud between the prominent evolutionary theorist Robert Trivers and a colleague at Rutgers University took a strange turn last month, when Mr. Trivers revealed that he had been banned from the New Brunswick campus for five months last year for violent and threatening behavior.He says the accusations were trumped up, prompted by his efforts to bring an alleged academic fraud to light. Mr. Trivers says he was allowed back on the campus last fall, provided that he stay at least 20 feet from the office of a colleague he’d argued with.  In “Fraud at Rutgers,” an angry post on his Web site last month, he explicitly contrasted his treatment with that of the men’s basketball coach, Mike Rice, who—at first—received a mere three-game suspension when the university became aware of his beaning players with basketballs and shouting slurs at them.

via Prominent Scholar Was Banned From Rutgers Campus – Research – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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