University of Idaho professor fired

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It takes Herculean effort to fire a tenured professor. 

University of Idaho President Scott Green has fired embattled professor Denise Bennett, a decision Bennett indicates she will appeal.

Bennett’s letter of dismissal from Green, dated Sept. 10, indicates her last day at UI is Saturday. Bennett emailed the letter to the Daily News on Tuesday evening.

In the letter, Green indicated he agreed with the university’s Dismissal Hearing Committee recommendation that Bennett’s employment be terminated. The committee concluded in late August that Bennett’s unprofessional conduct and her refusal to accept responsibility for her actions or engage in productive remediation with the university constituted adequate cause for dismissal.
 
In her response to Green, also emailed by Bennett to the Daily News on Tuesday, Bennett expressed disappointment that neither Green nor any other UI administrator attempted to address her concerns or meet with her face-to-face.

“I believe there are extraordinary circumstances related to my dismissal and am formally requesting an appeal of your decision to the Faculty Appeals Hearing Board,” Bennett wrote.

University of Idaho professor fired

University of Idaho President Scott Green has fired embattled professor Denise Bennett, a decision Bennett indicates she will appeal. Bennett’s letter of dismissal from Green, dated Sept. 10, indicates her last day at UI is Saturday. Bennett emailed the letter to the Daily News on Tuesday evening.

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