Just a couple weeks ago, the University of Louisville’s equine grant thief was formally charged. Puppies and Greg Fischer rainbows, right? Well, maybe. That is… if the mismanagement didn’t continue to rage on.
More than one individual from UofL has come to us regarding an internal audit of the College of Education and Human Development grant from the Olin Foundation. It was completed not long ago and now, unsurprisingly, the University is trying to cover it up. We’ve spent two weeks trying to get our hands on it and school officials have come up with every excuse under the sun.
But it gets better.
Federal grants require UofL to report of the amount of effort a professor works on those grants via payroll processing/reporting/yadda yadda. And we’ve seen evidence that suggests at least two unit business managers have been falsifying reports for the College of Education’s benefit. The employee who discovered the shenanigans was forced to resign shortly thereafter under pressure from Dean Blake Haselton.
Wouldn’t you think these Felneresque messes would have stopped coming to light about four years ago?
Because this is ridiculous. The lack of transparency and willingness to throw anything resembling honesty under the bus is disheartening. Taxpayers and the community at large deserve better.