The Fatal Meeting: Death, Heroism, and a Campus Changed Forever

The Fatal Meeting: Death, Heroism, and a Campus Changed Forever | Thomas Bartlett and Robin Wilson | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 26 February, 2010

Who was Amy Bishop, the biology professor at the Unversity of Alabama at Huntsville, who, witnesses say, methodically shot and killed three of her colleagues and severely injured two more? Was she an innovative scientist or an academic who couldn’t quite cut it? Was her violent outburst and aberration or part of a pattern? And does her case tell us something about tenure, or is it simply the story of a troubled women who brought a gun to a faculty meeting and opened fire?

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