My awe and humility before the engineering profession, as expressed in my September Diary, is all the stronger after reading this news story.
Nearly 100 students at the University of Southern California attended a rally at noon on Monday demanding a tenured professor be fired after he sent a reply-all email last Thursday to the student body noting that "accusers sometimes lie."
"If the day comes you are accused of some crime or tort of which you are not guilty, and you find your peers automatically believing your accuser, I expect you find yourself a stronger proponent of due process than you are now," emailed Professor James Moore.
The email — in response to a reply-all email that urged students to "Believe Survivors" on the day of Christine Ford’s testimony — triggered what one school admin said was "hundreds" of emails from concerned students and alumni since Thursday. [Students Demand Professor Be Fired After He Champions Due Process, Says "Accusers Sometimes Lie" by Toni Airaksinen; PJmedia, October 1st 2018.]
Professor Moore is a professor of, yes, engineering.