Students and professors at the University of Manitoba are rallying around a math professor who has been suspended for three months without pay after he took legal action to overturn the university's decision to award a PhD to a student who hadn't met all the requirements. Gábor Lukács said the U of M is demeaning the reputation of other PhD students and the professors who teach them. "The shadow of suspicion that the present case casts on all other, hard-working students who did fulfil their requirements bothers me a lot," Lukács said.

"The hard-working students who toil for years to earn their PhDs deserve better than this."

Lukács said the U of M awarded a PhD in mathematics in October to an individual who lacked the academic requirements, who failed a critical exam twice, and was then informed he didn't have to take the exam.

via Winnipeg Free Press.