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Friday, February 8, 2008

ISU Follow-Up

The decision to deny tenure to Guillermo Gonzalez, an Iowa State University assistant professor of physics and astronomy—and a supporter of "intelligent design"—has been upheld by the Iowa Board of Regents, which rejected his appeal. The university's president, Gregory Geoffroy, had also upheld the tenure decision, made by faculty members in the physics and astronomy department in November 2006. (Emails traded among faculty members before they voted on the decision were released last December). This very well may be the end of the tenure fight; Gonzalez hasn't said what he'll do next, other than looking for tenure-track positions at other schools. —Heather Wax