Search Iowa's political blogs

Google Custom Search

Monday, January 08, 2007

Open Country: Bravo, Mary Gilchrist!

Excerpted from this post at Open Country
Kudos to Mary Gilchrist, former director of the University Hygienic Laboratory, for suing Acting President Gary Fethke and Vice President of Research Meredith Hay for firing her for spurious reasons. "Passion" for excellence is no reason to fire someone. If there is a protecting the whistle-blower law that comes into play here, I hope that it's enforced and enforced broadly. ... Mary Gilchrist's lawsuit has a lot to do with protecting the public health of Iowans. While she is advocating a change in laboratory governance, she also advocates for a strong affiliation with the University of Iowa for resources and also to provide competitive salaries and university benefits to existing staff at the UHL.

<< Home

Mike Schramm
Andy Szal

Contact staff@iowapolitics.com with tips or news items for the blog.

An IowaPolitics.com round-up of excerpts from political blogs around the state.

See samples of IowaPolitics.com subscriber products

Take a no-obligation two-week free trial.

Contact Mike Schramm with questions about subscribing

Powered by Blogger

Site Meter