I asked the Bond University registrar about Marohasy’s claim that:
For his opinion,
Professor Jenkins received an official reprimand from the Bond
University Registrar and then was informed last Friday that his
adjunct status had been revoked.
The registrar replied:
Dr Jenkins was a member of staff here for some considerable time and
resigned to enter the NSW Parliament.
Dr Jenkins was asked to keep an association with University as an
adjunct but indicated in 2008 that serious health problems would
probably prevent him taking an active role. As a result Dr Jenkins was
removed from the adjunct staff listing in 2008. An administrative
oversight resulted in Dr Jenkins not being informed of this change in
Assertions that Dr Jenkins has been reprimanded and/or ‘dismissed’ are
So when Jenkins wrote his article he still believed that he was an adjunct (though he was never an adjunct professor of virology). As a result of him erroneously claiming to be an adjunct, the registrar wrote to him to say that he was no longer an adjunct. Somewhere between Jenkins and Marohasy this turned into “Bond University Dismisses Climate Change Sceptic”.
So what do you think we’ll see from Marohasy?
- a correction?
- silence? or
- a claim that the registrar is covering up the real reason?