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History professor Beverly Gage has resigned as director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, citing interference from donors in the program’s operations. Gage’s resignation was reported in a September 30 New York Times article, in which Gage described efforts by the program’s namesakes, Nicholas Brady ’52 and Charles Johnson ’54, to choose members of an advisory board for the program. A day later, President Peter Salovey ’86PhD issued a statement apologizing for the situation, declaring, “We must take great care to ensure that gifts we receive do not infringe on the academic freedom of our faculty.”

An employee at the School of Medicine allegedly stole as much as $30 million from the university over several years through fraudulent computer equipment purchases, federal prosecutors say. Jamie Petrone-Codrington, who was until recently the director of finance and administration for the emergency medicine department, was authorized to purchase items under $10,000 without approval from a superior. An FBI affidavit claims she bought millions of dollars in computer hardware over several years and then resold the equipment. She is charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering.

A clinic at the law school is representing plaintiffs in a class-action suit against the United States Air Force. The suit by Veterans Legal Services Clinic claims that, in cases where veterans were given less-than-honorable discharges—which affect veterans’ access to benefits—the Air Force did not give due consideration to mental health conditions or experiences of military sexual trauma. A similar suit by the clinic against the Army resulted in a settlement last year in which the Army agreed to reconsider thousands of discharge decisions and adopt procedural reforms.

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