Dankprofessor’s Weblog

A weblog examining sexual politics in higher education and beyond.

False prior posting

Prior posting about the death of a Warwick University student was not true.  To put it bluntly the dankprofessor was bamboozled by unknown person or persons who sent me a fraudulent news release and also had said press release posted on the web.  My apologies to the student and to others who had read this posting.

January 26, 2009 - Posted by | ethics, higher education, Warwick University


  1. Over the past few months I have been bombarded with daily and weekly emails – anonymous in nature and often very abusive. That someone would see fit to report me as “dead” has simply exacerbated an already difficult situation.

    To be frank, this story has never been newsworthy and should never have come to light. Aside from the fact that the details disclosed have been of a deeply personal nature, the widespread disclosure of this has proved very upsetting. It really has.

    As I write this there are people within the Gaza region trying to rebuild the remnants of their lives – people suffering real and tangible trauma. This should be of greater concern to those who have chosen instead to waste their time emailing me and posting erroneous articles about me.

    Whether I am regarded as being immoral has become of less concern to me than the need to try and rebuild my life. This I was attempting to do before the articles and subsequent blog “sound bites” came to light.
    I have encoutered a great deal of hostility since the news articles came to light which I am aware may be due, in part, to the fact that people have believed me to be the source of the stories. This is in fact untrue. I have spoken to no one. I am sure that I would be a great deal wealthier if this were the case. Anyone who knows me is aware of this and whoever chooses to believe otherwise I do not have the internal resources to convince otherwise.

    People need to understand that I am not an inanimate object (nor contrary to widespread belief do I regard myself as a “victim”). Things that have been written for the edification of the general public, affect not just me but my family and I can only conclude by saying what I have said before – I want to put this behind me. I NEED to put this behind me and I urge anyone who is contemplating emailing me to put their time to better use. You do not need to worry about me having to live with the consequences of what has happened with my child. I can assure you that I do …… every day.

    Comment by From the Warwick Student | January 26, 2009 | Reply

  2. […] In terms of the Warwick case, the outing of the student was disastrous for the student.  She has framed it in the following manner- […]

    Pingback by Outing students « Dankprofessor’s Weblog | January 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. This looks cool so far, what’s up people?
    If there’s anyone else here, let me know.
    Oh, and yes I’m a real person LOL.


    Comment by Dilkinseste | August 13, 2009 | Reply

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