NJ Institute of Technology Professor Fired
New Jersey Institute of Technology has stripped a professor of tenure and fired him for the first time in the school’s nearly 130-year history.
The school in Newark had accused David Hawk of abusing his power as dean, hiring a woman he lived with and changing a business associate’s grade from an “F” to an “A” without telling the instructor.
The board of trustees took the action after a retired judge hired by the school reviewed the ethics violations.
Hawk tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he did nothing wrong in his 30 years at NJIT and his firing was the result of years of false allegations. The 68-year-old says he’ll take the case back to court.
Hawk was paid $175,400.
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