"Mr. Burggren, now at the University of North Texas, maintains that no one was out to get Ms. McClure. "There were lots of checks and balances in place," he recalls, noting that reviews took place at the departmental, college, provost, and presidential levels. "While there were people in the department who did not like Marcie personally, at no time was I aware, as interim dean, of any attempt to subvert the process to deny her tenure and promotion. I saw a personnel committee trying to document the undocumentable. Collegiality is like beauty -- you know it when you see it. You can't write it down."
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