Are they finally turning on each other?
That will give you all the details, and links to those details, to get a good idea of what's going on.
But, as this whole thing is sort of quieting down, in that the "panel" has been picked and are going to start their investigation soon, there are going to be little dribs and drabs, slipping out. Like in today's Daily Athenaeum, where the cracks in the already shaky WVU official position, start to get a little bigger.
Sears, the Business school dean (who did a hilarious "ants in my pants" impression on Bray Cary's Decision Makers show a couple weeks ago), says he resolved this degree discrepancy, based on information given to him by Professor Paul Speaker, and EMBA Program Director, Gerald Blakely.
Now, it appears, that Sears had his mind already made up, when he asked Blakely for the information. In the DA article, Blakely said he provided a summary of the evidence, but it wasn't all developed in his office, to Dean Sears regarding the information on Bresch's coursework. "It was prepared to support his (Sears') conclusion that she had met all the requirements,” Blakely said.
Even more interesting, Speaker said he never spoke to Sears about this. Again, after Sears referred to "consulting with and relying on" evidence from Speaker, AND Blakely.
Blakely quickly denies any part of making the call Bresch earned her MBA, on behalf of himself AND his department. He appears to lay the "call" at Sears, and seems to assert Sears did it, with evidence that was questionable.
Blakely also says, "My belief is that the University panelist is the proper place to find out what’s gone on." To find out “whether Dean Sears is right or wrong or what’s gone on.”
Could they finally be turning on each other? Who's going to start blaming who? Who's going to blow the whistle, to save their own skin?
This is how things unravel. This is how the original "gate" snowballed, and became a part of our lexicon.
We can only hope the same result happens here.
We deserve it.
WVU deserves it.
And most importantly, legitimate WVU graduates deserve it.