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May 2009

CAUT Council Postpones Acadia Censure

CAUT Council delegates voted last month to postpone consideration of censure of the board and administration of Acadia University over the firing of professor Colin Wightman, following a recommendation of CAUT president Penni Stewart and executive director James Turk.

They told delegates that recent discussions with the university administration were productive, and they were optimistic a suitable resolution would be forthcoming from mediated talks to be held in the coming weeks.

In a report released last year, a CAUT committee of inquiry said Wightman was fired without due process and should be reinstated.

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