An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
THE THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY report on allegations of misconduct against two of its senior administrators can be summed up like this: some allegations against one of them were substantiated, none of them against the other was.
Thus ends many months of speculation about who did or said what that resulted in 55 complaints against the two. The accusations included inappropriate comments about women in the workplace, personal harassment and a derogatory comment about indigenous people.
Ten of 23 claims against one of the men were substantiated. All 22 against the other were not. While the university has posted the 527-page, $1 million report on its website, most of it is redacted; page after page detailing the allegations is blacked out.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.