Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Back to the drawing board on Duke post

FIRE, an organization we all greatly admire, has blown to bits my post about the Duke sexual assault policy. I made the following statement in my post: "Assuming Duke's handbook has contractual significance . . . "  Robert Shibley of FIRE explained to me that Duke has successfully argued that its handbook is not a contract. 

Give me credit, I noted it was just an assumption, but it proved not to be true -- the student policy is apparently merely aspirational -- so I've taken down my post.  That materially changes things.

I don't mind being wrong -- when you're wrong as much as I am, you become immune to it -- or being corrected by an organization like FIRE.