Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Guttenberg steps down

I have to get to a meeting, but we have to have this news in English right now:

At 11.15 this morning zu Guttenberg held a brief press conference and announce that he is resigning immediately as Minister of Defense.

Yesterday a basket full of signatures from scientists and doctoral students in Germany was taken to the Chancellor's office protesting the opinion that it was just a few footnotes that were missing. Honesty is our currency in science!

We are very relieved that he has taken this step. We also hope that this is a wakeup call for the scientific community to look more closely into how we mentor students.

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