Regents asked to consider e-mails
“Advocates for Iowa State University professor Guillermo Gonzalez, who was turned down for tenure, called on the Iowa Board of Regents Monday to consider the e-mails that show faculty members at ISU were uncomfortable with promoting someone who advocated the idea of intelligent design.
Gonzalez, an assistant professor in physics and astronomy, learned this spring he did not achieve tenure at ISU, essentially a lifetime appointment. His position expires at ISU in May of 2008.
Members of the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based organization that supports the discussion of intelligent design in classrooms, said the Board of Regents refused to allow certain e-mails between physics and astronomy professors into the official review of the tenure denial.
The e-mails the Discovery Institute refers to are several among physics and astronomy faculty members who said Gonzalez’s support of the theory of intelligent design damaged his prospects for tenure long before his peers voted on the job promotion. . . .” See full article HTML or See full article PDF