PZ Myers at the University of Minnesota Morris writes on the Pharyngula blog:
"I suspect that the stonewalling is out of fear of opening the door to
legal action against a university that is already struggling with
constantly dwindling support from the legislature. But it’s necessary
that they confront this issue and deal with it honestly — it’s the only
way to restore confidence with UM’s ethical culture, and it’s the only
way to make sure there are no future Dan Markingsons."
"And it’s that last bit that is the important concern."