Post-Gazette coverage of the West Virginia University M.B.A. controversy

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On Dec. 21, 2007, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that West Virginia University awarded an MBA degree to Heather Bresch, a politically well-connected top executive at drug giant Mylan Inc., rewriting university records that originally showed she had completed only about half the credits needed to earn the degree.

Below are links to the original story and follow-up articles about the controversy.





• "W.Va. ethics commission starts M.B.A. inquiry," July 8, 2008

• "Longtime educator in line for WVU post," July 1, 2008

• "Final vacancy filled on WVU board," June 30, 2008

• "Ex-quarterback Oliver Luck named to WVU board," June 27, 2008

• "Former MIT president named to WVU's board," June 26, 2008

• "Retired MIT president to join WVU board," June 25, 2008

• "Job openings galore at WVU," June 15, 2008

• "WVU under scrutiny after scandal," June 8, 2008

• "WVU president to quit Sept. 1," June 7, 2008

• "Controversy knocks Garrison off fast track," June 7, 2008

• "WVU law school faculty says Garrison should resign," June 6, 2008

• "Manchin appointed 9 of 18 on WVU's board," with graphic and pdf of alumni letter, June 5, 2008

• "WVU faculty wants details on M.B.A. deficiencies," June 3, 2008

• "WVU panelists stand by report," June 1, 2008

• "WVU board: Garrison did no wrong," May 31, 2008

• "Embattled Garrison to address WVU's governors," May 30, 2008

• "WVU names interim dean of business school," May 29, 2008

• "Support wavers for WVU president," May 20, 2008

• "Weekend at WVU a time to celebrate, not protest," May 18, 2008

• "Two West Virginia University professors suspect retaliation for remarks," May 17, 2008

• "New call for WVU chief's ouster," May 15, 2008

• "PG video: Faculty votes on removing WVU president," May 14, 2008

• "Full faculty at WVU to assemble on Garrison," May 13, 2008

• "WVU board chair to relinquish top post," May 10, 2008

• "Garrison attended briefing on Bresch day after her call," May 9, 2008

• "WVU faculty wants president's ouster," May 6, 2008

• "The story of a cover-up; An inside look at how far WVU officials were willing to go for the governor's daughter and her unearned M.B.A.," May 4, 2008

• "Showdown looms in Morgantown," May 3, 2008

• "WVU speaks out," May 2, 2008

• "Some faculty feel pressed to sign letter backing WVU president," May 2, 2008

• "WVU can't produce phone records for president," May 1, 2008

• "Prominent alumnus wants more out at WVU," April 30, 2008

• "WVU business school dean quits over M.B.A.; president holds firm," April 29, 2008

• "WVU provost to quit over M.B.A.," April 28, 2008

• "Mylan CEO urges holders' patience," April 26, 2008

• "Calls mount for WVU officials to step down," April 26, 2008

• "Some want tougher action from WVU over degree," April 25, 2008

• "WVU students shrug at controversy," April 25, 2008

• "WVU made 'flawed' decision; University revokes degree after scathing report on M.B.A. awarded to Bresch," April 24, 2008

• "Video: West Virginia news conference in Morgantown," April 24, 2008

• "PDF: Full report of the special investigative panel of the board of governors," April 24, 2008

• "How crisis management meeting went awry," April 24, 2008

• "WVU chronology," April 24, 2008

• "Panel finds Bresch didn't earn M.B.A.," April 23, 2008

• "WVU panel completes report on Bresch degree," April 22, 2008

• "Bresch blocks release of full WVU report," April 20, 2008

• "Mylan worker echoes Bresch account," April 18, 2008

• "Post-Gazette sues WVU over access to records," April 16, 2008

• "Classmate says Mylan executive joked about skipping entry exam for WVU program," April 11, 2008

• "Executive's M.B.A. claims differ from WVU records," April 10, 2008

• "Location of Mylan shareholders meeting questioned," April 2, 2008

• "Mylan's CEO paid $15 million," April 1, 2008

• "M.B.A. query caused flurry of calls among WVU administrators," March 27, 2008

• "Post-Gazette suing WVU over access to records," March 14, 2008

• "WVU facing alumni wrath over M.B.A.," March 8, 2008

• "Mylan reports loss, stock tumbles," Feb. 28, 2008

• "WVU report on awarding of M.B.A. still weeks away," Feb. 27, 2008

• "Pitt prof named to panel probing M.B.A.," Jan. 29, 2008

• "8 nominated for 3 seats on WVU panel probing M.B.A.," Jan. 26, 2008

• "WVU changes tack on M.B.A. remarks," Jan. 25, 2008

• "Bresch name appears on WVU class list," Jan. 17, 2008

WVU changes tack on M.B.A. remarks, Jan. 25, 2008

WVU picks chairman for M.B.A. inquiry, Jan. 17, 2008

WVU faculty presses for outsiders to join probe, Jan. 15, 2008

M.B.A. dispute awaits faculty, Jan. 13, 2008

• "WVU e-mails on degree opened," Jan. 11, 2008

• "WVU's provost unsure of records on MBA," Jan. 9, 2008

• "WVU exec forms panel to probe his own actions," Jan. 3, 2008

• "WVU to ask for probe of MBA," Dec. 29, 2007

• "MBA mystery in Morgantown; Questions raised over how WVU granted Mylan executive her degree," Dec. 21, 2007



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