Classy Chronicle Corrects Professor Kirstein Error:

I had indicated some dissatisfaction in not having more specific attribution from The Chronicle with regard to the Finkelstein case and received this very generous explanation. I was wrong to assume I was the provenance of The Chronicle article but since I was the first to publish information on it, it was an honest error. Yet I did break the story a full twenty-four hours before The Chronicle.

Dear Peter Kirstein,

I saw your post tonight on the blog item we posted on Finkelstein’s tenure fight at DePaul. I wanted to let you know that I communicated with Finkelstein about the situation over the weekend, before I saw your original post about it, so you were not in fact my source for the story. I thought it would be useful to let readers know, however, that the story was already getting around–hence the link.


Jennifer Howard
Staff Writer
The Chronicle of Higher Education
1255 23rd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

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