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Old 26.11.2012, 22:16
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Re: Serious allegations against Professor Christoph Mörgeli

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Did not realise that Morgeli's boss Flurin Condrau has also resigned. And the University have suspended 2 senior colleagues of Morgeli during the investigation of who leaked the report about Morgeli to the TagesAnzeiger and breached secrecy.
Seems to be a big hole now in the leadership & who would want these jobs now?

Anyway seems to be moving more quickly than the investigation of the bank secrecy case related to the SNB head resigning which investigation has gone very quiet??
Mr Condrau only has "temporarily" taken a leave. As I see on some WEBsites, Mr Condrau also has some function(s) at Manchester University, and so possibly will stay in England until the dust overhere has settled.
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Old 28.11.2012, 11:57
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Transparent and shabby may be, but typical of them. Just yesterday, Alfred Heer, the Canton Zürich SVP chief, claimed that Zürich University was under total control of the Social-Democrats. In case of the unlikely election of Mörgeli into the seat of Rektor, they no longer could do so. But Fredy Heer claimed that ALL educational institutions in the Canton of Zürich were SP-dominated. And that the SP also controlled culture and public transport. Looks as if Heer believes in a big conspiracy
ALL is a big word in this context, but it would seem to me that the political left does seem to consider education and culture to be its own back yard and that the SVP is seriously under-represented in these areas.

That doesn't necessarily spell conspiracy, but more the fact that the humanities as a whole tend to be left-leaning politically so those are the type of jobs such people tend to be attracted to. A bit like observing there aren't many Greens in industrial interest groups.
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Old 28.03.2013, 13:50
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Re: Serious allegations against Professor Christoph Mörgeli

Seems there is another left wing plot in the papers today accusing our favourite prof of giving away doctorates.
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Old 28.03.2013, 13:55
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Old 30.05.2013, 11:55
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Re: Serious allegations against Professor Christoph Mörgeli

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Seems Morgeli now wants to be the Uni-Rektor; is this really a part time job?

I also see that Morgeli is a titular profeesor which translates as "honary" professor; is this somehow a step lower than a real professor, I don't know?

Apparently the Rektor has to be voted in by the Uni council. So I do not suppose Morgeli has any real chance since I have not seen any public support in the newspapers for him from such council members.

Oddly I also have not yet seen any public support for him from his SVP colleagues. Maybe there is a major media event planned for the Sunday papers? Or more likely these colleagues are trying to distance themselves?
Seems that Michael Hengartner is confirmed as the new Rektor after a close run final with Andrea Schenker-Wicki.
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Old 30.05.2013, 14:07
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Seems that Michael Hengartner is confirmed as the new Rektor after a close run final with Andrea Schenker-Wicki.
The SVP likes to cultivate its mavericks, but is also prepared to abandon them when they cease to be useful.
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Re: Serious allegations against Professor Christoph Mörgeli

Former Prof. Moergeli, who was stripped of his academic state-funded job a few months ago is now opposing Switzerland to contribute to an EU pool for funding the sciences (which also grants money to Swiss scientists), stating that the money is better used for the army, since "the army is a core state function, whereas science is not."
http://tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/stan...story/17157602
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"the army is a core state function, whereas science is not."
With this level of reasoning, no wonder he got stripped of his academic titles. That's a case of return policy for unused item.
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With this level of reasoning, no wonder he got stripped of his academic titles. That's a case of return policy for unused item.
He still has the Doctor-title. He was not stripped of anything, as he never was a Professor but only a Titular-Professor for his museum-function, and THIS title of course only was "active" as long as he was chief of the museum

"Reasoning" is not the strong point of this "gifted" demagogue
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Re: Serious allegations against Professor Christoph Mörgeli

Never ending story - The University of Zurich is taking legal action against its former employee Christopher Mörgeli for breach of secrecy.

Not sure if this is a good idea but whatever.
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Old 01.10.2013, 12:34
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Re: Serious allegations against Professor Christoph Mörgeli

According to a Press release here (Tagesanzeiger in German) today;
"An international committee of experts has examined dissertations for the university Zurich, that Christoph Mörgeli has approved. Their conclusion: Many works are deficient"

They also said "some of the reviewed dissertations correspond to high scientific standards"

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"Christoph Mörgeli alone could not approve the dissertations supervised by him, because he was only titular. As such, he was allowed to inspect theses only with the responsible faculty member - his boss"
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Old 06.11.2013, 23:17
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Re: Serious allegations against Professor Christoph Mörgeli

Consequences of the Mörgeli affair continue to roll
  • Titular professor Iris Ritzmann was forced to leave recently
  • & now the Rektor of University Zürich (UZH) has resigned.
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Re: Serious allegations against Professor Christoph Mörgeli

Resigned with immediate effect rather than leave in July 2014 as announced.
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Resigned with immediate effect rather than leave in July 2014 as announced.
Increasingly looks as if Dr Mörgeli was just the famous tip of the iceberg
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ALL is a big word in this context, but it would seem to me that the political left does seem to consider education and culture to be its own back yard and that the SVP is seriously under-represented in these areas.

That doesn't necessarily spell conspiracy, but more the fact that the humanities as a whole tend to be left-leaning politically so those are the type of jobs such people tend to be attracted to. A bit like observing there aren't many Greens in industrial interest groups.
under-represented ? No, they in the (cantonal) university have the share they have in the Canton. In things like VBZ and other city institutions, the SVP which does not even have a member in the city government, is represented accordingly, which means in a rather minor way. The traditional Zürich-party, the FDP is better represented than the SP.

Education and culture IS centred in the City of Zürich and also in the City of Winterthur, where the SP, originally a split-away from the FDP, is traditionally strong. The SVP (ex BGB) is a successor to the many farmers parties up until WW-TWO and therefore strong in rural areas

The GLP (Green Liberals) did split away as
- the Green Party became more and more left-wing
- the Economy-wing no longer had a place there
- a centrist Green Party, the GLP, has a chance to get votes right of ctr
and GLP people can indeed be found in industrial interest groups

back to culture. Culture is NOT SP dominated as Freddy Heer claims but in reality still FDP dominated. And for years, the Cantonal Minister for Education came from the SVP, but indeed not from the Blocher-wing but from the old BGB-wing
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Re: Serious allegations against Professor Christoph Mörgeli

Tip of the iceberg as Wolli wrote.


"Now in the affair of Mörgeli, the Berner prosecutor Christoph Berner has launched a formal criminal investigation into CVP National Councillor Kathy Riklin. "It's about the suspected breach of official secrecy and slander," said a spokesman for the Attorney General of the Berne "


If what she said about Morgeli was true then it was not slander?
Definition of slander; the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
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Tip of the iceberg as Wolli wrote.


"Now in the affair of Mörgeli, the Berner prosecutor Christoph Berner has launched a formal criminal investigation into CVP National Councillor Kathy Riklin. "It's about the suspected breach of official secrecy and slander," said a spokesman for the Attorney General of the Berne "


If what she said about Morgeli was true then it was not slander?
Definition of slander; the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.

Slander is part of the legal investigation, but there is nothing hinting to slander at all.
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Consequences of the Mörgeli affair continue to roll
  • Titular professor Iris Ritzmann was forced to leave recently
  • & now the Rektor of University Zürich (UZH) has resigned.


According to claims in various Swiss newspapers today - Iris Ritzmann & Mörgeli had an affair 20 years ago.
Not sure of the relevance of this today; does it matter?
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According to claims in various Swiss newspapers today - Iris Ritzmann & Mörgeli had an affair 20 years ago.
Not sure of the relevance of this today; does it matter?
Of course, legally it wouldn't matter at all, but it could explain a huge lot.
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Of course, legally it wouldn't matter at all, but it could explain a huge lot.


Could explain a lot? Surely not!
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