Wednesday, July 20, 2011


So, I've never particularly liked Ernest L. Wilkinson. This stems from reading some quotes of his that I thought were pretty awful. (Also the BYU building they named after him is fugly.)

Then today, I read this [starts on page 164]. Wowza.

Organizing a student spy ring to keep tabs on professors you don't like? Well, it's not ethical, but... meh. Whatevs.

Lying about it over and over? Not good, but I get it. The flesh is weak.

Intentionally and repeatedly conspiring in order to ensure others––especially the student spies, who were only doing what he told them––took the fall? Throwing his subordinates under the bus? Yeah, that's what makes him a scumbag and a coward.

HT: BCC Sideblog


Adam S. said...

For some reason it won't let me view the document. WHAT IS GOING ON?!

Latter-day Guy said...

Emailing it to you now.

J.B. said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't his name was spelled "R-u-p-e-r-t M-u-r-d-o-c-h"?

Latter-day Guy said...

That was funny, Riches. And the stories do have some really unfortunate similarities. OTOH, Murdoch wasn't a GA, but I'd definitely agree he's a scumbag too. They're sadly not a very exclusive bunch.

Lisa said...

I'm not gonna pretend to even know a lot about this subject so I'll just say that I'm really happy you said fugly. :)