Business Dean's Firing at George Washington U. Sets Off a Campus Feud

Business Dean's Firing at GWU Sets Off a Campus Feud 1

George Washington U.

The former dean, Douglas J. Guthrie, and university leaders have sharply different views of events that led to his dismissal. Mr. Guthrie, who remains on the faculty, now claims defamation too.

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George Washington U.

The former dean, Douglas J. Guthrie, and university leaders have sharply different views of events that led to his dismissal. Mr. Guthrie, who remains on the faculty, now claims defamation too.

The recent firing of the dean of George Washington University's School of Business has set off a contentious debate on the campus, pitting the erstwhile administrator against the institution's leadership.

In the weeks since Douglas J. Guthrie's termination as dean, Mr. Guthrie and university officials have publicly aired warring versions of the events that led to his dismissal. On August 22 the university's provost sent an e-mail to students and members of the faculty and staff that