Some Texas Tech faculty against hiring of Gonzales - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/24/09

Some Texas Tech faculty against hiring of Gonzales

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A petition is being circulated around the Texas Tech campus against the hiring of former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. As of Friday night, 45 Texas Tech faculty members have signed the petition objecting to Gonzales.

In the petition, it states his hiring is objectionable because the Chancellor should not be involved in the hiring of faculty. It also states, the hiring is against the University's Statement of Ethical Principles.

Texas Tech Associate Professor of Philosophy Walter Schaller says what most people think of is Gonzales' "testimony before Congress when he said I think something like 71 times in one appearance "I can't remember", "I can't recall". So I don't think he has been a paragon of upright ethical behavior in his service as Attorney General and council to the President."

Gonzales will begin teaching next month in Tech's Political Science Department.

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