September 05, 2002

DISGRACED HISTORIAN JOSEPH ELLIS is back teaching at Mt. Holyoke. Ellis's sins -- inflating his Vietnam War record in class (he served in the military, but not in Vietnam) -- never went to his scholarship. Amusingly, in this story he's being criticized by Emory historian David Garrow, who says the college should not be putting ``someone with this track record back in front of its students.''

To be fair, I think that Garrow has been pretty critical of Michael Bellesiles, too.