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Board Upholds Dismissal of Internationally Acclaimed UND PROFESSOR

The Board of Higher Education Thursday unanimously upheld the firing of Fathy Messiha from a tenured professorship in UND's pharmacology department. UND President Kendall Baker fired Messiha, the former department chairman, in 1993.

Messiha's lawyer, Daniel Chapman of Bismarck, challenged the legality of the dismissal process and called the issue one of academic freedom. Chapman asked: Should someone lose their job because they speak up at meetings and refuse to be a ``bootlicking conformist?''

Grand Forks Herald, September 22, 1995

Professor Fathy Messiha is an internationally acclaimed scientist.