Someone from within the faculty would have ‘leaked’ the information, multiple employees speak of a culture of fear and an internal investigation is put in place which puts a lot of pressure on the confidence between the employees of the faculty and the Executive Board.
ESHCC interim dean resigns with immediate effect
Dymph van den Boom is resigning as interim dean at ESHCC. The sudden resignation takes…
‘Plagiarism in work of departing Dean Dymph van den Boom’
During her term at the University of Amsterdam, interim dean Dymph van den Boom, who left…
Controversial merger advice by Van den Boom contains plagiarism as well
Former ESHCC dean Dymph van den Boom not only included plagiarised passages in the…
Rector ‘shocked’ about Van den Boom plagiarism article
‘An academic should have been aware of the correct procedures rather than going…
The merger is postponed, and from postponing comes cancellation. But the unrest within the ESHCC stays: twelve staff members of the History department say that they have lost confidence in the heads of the ESHCC. A cultural investigation is also announced. There is an insinuation that the NRC got tipeed about the plagiarism case, so that Dymph van den Boom needed to leave and a select company could control the faculty.
Twelve History staff members withdraw confidence in ESHCC heads
According to professors Ben Wubs and Hein Klemann, a ‘small group of people have pushed…
University starts cultural investigation at ESHCC
Merger plans and the plagiarism affair led to great commotion within the faculty. Now…
‘Poisoned atmosphere’ and infighting: what went wrong at ESHCC?
Plagiarism, the sudden departure of the dean, infighting between several professors and…
‘There is no culture of fear at ESHCC’
Associate professor Marc Verboord, who works at ESHCC, believes the article published…
It has been quit for almost three months when the university announces that a forensic investigation agency will discover the plagiarism leak. ‘Outrageous’ says NRC-journalist Frank van Kolfschooten, and he isn’t the only one who thinks that this is a weird step. The investigation agency is allowed to look into the employees’ mail.
External bureau investigating plagiarism leak at ESHCC
The Executive Board ‘received indications’ that members of ESHCC’s staff could be…
NRC reporter calls forensic examination at ESHCC ‘outrageous’
‘Is any employee ever going to be brave enough to talk to a journalist again, when they…
ESHCC and the wolf: a cautionary tale
Faculty Council chair Ana Uribe Sandoval writes about the forensic investigation going on…
Witch hunt for journalist’s source is damaging and nonsensical
A witch hunt carried out to reveal the identity of the person who may have leaked…
Setting detectives loose on your staff – is that actually allowed?
IT law expert Arnoud Engelfriet reviews the university's IT regulations, that form the…
The University Council is not happy with the investigation by Hoffmann Bedrijfsrecherche. According to chairman Hans van den Berg, the University Board should have asked the Council for advice about the investigation. That didn’t happen, and the Council suspects that the rights of the Council are therefore violated.
‘Executive Board violated the Council’s rights when it investigated ESHCC staff’s e-mails’
The Executive Board should have consulted the University Council about the e-mail…
Almost three hundred academics speak in an open letter against the involvement of Hoffmann Bedrijfsrecherche. Amongst them are prominent professors such as Young Erasmus member Alessandra Arcuri, Willem Schinkel of De Jonge Akademie and former rector magnificus Henk Schmidt.They push the Executive Board to suspend the forensic investigation immediately.
Academics want an end to forensic investigation at ESHCC
Over two hundred scholars are appealing to the Executive Board at Erasmus University to…
Statement opposing forensic research of academics’ email accounts at Erasmus University Rotterdam
We, members of the Dutch academic community, are deeply concerned about the recent…
A month after a big group of academics opposed the internal investigation by Hoffmann Bedrijfsrecherche, it turns out that there will be no cautionary measures. There are however breaches of confidentiality and the debate about privacy and digitalisation is brought up again.
How not to be caught in the Eye of the Beholder
Principal Lecturer Etienne Augé (ESHCC) about privacy at the university. "During the…
Integrity coordinator also investigated by detective agency: ‘A moral boundary was crossed’
Integrity coordinator Stijn Reijnders of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and…
‘The university continues to show its worst side in the ESHCC merger’
An awful lot is going wrong in the ESHCC merger process, according to Professor of…
End 2019 the independent commission that investigated the plagiarism accusations agains Van den Boom concludes that she has been ‘sloppy’, but according to the rules of plagiarism at the time, she didn’t commit plagiarism.
Commission does not find plagiarism in Van den Boom’s work
Sloppy, perhaps – but hardly plagiarism. This was concluded by a commission of inquiry…
According to Roel Pieterman, this statement undermines the very definition of plagiarism. Pieterman is Chair of the EUROPA trade union consultation body and former member of the Erasmus School of Law examination boar. He calls on EUR’s Executive Board and the examination boards to distance themselves from the statement.
‘Executive Board and examination boards should distance themselves from the plagiarism ruling about Van den Boom’
Clever students can use a recent statement about plagiarism to avoid sanctions…
The Executive Board does not want to respond to Roel Pieterman’s message. However, another message came out. “Nobody was happy with this situation”, says interim chairman of the board Hans Smits. “This will also negatively influence the atmosphere. As Executive Board, we then decided to offer our apologies.”