Earlier today, the university shared a statement regarding Associate Professor John McAdams’ lawsuit filed against the university. That statement included a link to a 123-page report issued by the Faculty Hearing Committee, in which a group of Dr. McAdams’ peers unanimously concluded that he should be suspended. Also included are links to President Lovell’s decision letter that was sent to Dr. McAdams in March, and a follow-up letter to Dr. McAdams in April.
It was Marquette’s preference throughout this process to keep all proceedings between the university and Dr. McAdams confidential because this is a personnel matter. However, given that Dr. McAdams has made this a legal matter, Marquette now is releasing these documents to ensure transparency. Once all the facts are made clear, the university fully expects that the decision to suspend him will be upheld.
Other details regarding the university’s position on this matter can be found in this Frequently Asked Questions and Answers document.