Panel Upholds Dismissal of Mosher
Science. 1983 Jul 22; 221(4608): 348.
A three-member university grievance committee has justified the February 1983 decision of Stanford's anthropology department to dismiss graduate student Steven Mosher for alleged misconduct while carrying out fieldwork on mainland China. Although details of Mosher's actions have not been made public in order to protect Chinese subjects, members of his department voted unanimously to dismiss him for "illegal and seriously unethical conduct." Mosher contends he is being punished for political reasons, as a result of his publishing an article on mandatory birth control practices that angered Chinese officials. (KIE abstract)