Nightrunner wrote:More seriously: I'm kind of surprised that an error/falsification in completely unofficial reporting could result in a suspension for a respected Dean. I don't want to just tilt myself at the "settling private issues" conspiracy, but I swear that anything short of fraud to the ABA would not warrant the kind of noise a suspension creates (and the ensuing PR buzz, which is infinitely more powerful than a simple retraction would have been).
I think it is kind of serious (if the allegations are correct), because, if they do this like our school does it, these are the numbers they send out to employers to get them to show up at networking events/OCI. These promotional fliers get printed at the beginning of the year and the CSO has stacks of them that they mail out.
If you're lying to potential employers, that's obviously going to hurt some long-term, highly important relationships.
It's almost just as dishonest as a student changing the numbers on their GPA.