Well, since this story has already been picked up by the Chronicle of Higher Education, here's something to take your mind off Doug Manchester and the American Historical Association Meeting. The Radical's venerable Zenith University (allegedly) got Madoffed!
Well not exactly Madoffed: the methodology was different, and the sum Zenith is seeking to recover is a mere smear $3M. Read the full story, as scooped by the campus newspaper here. It's pretty good.
Here's a hint. When you get an email that someone at a very high level is leaving the university for any of the following reasons:
To pursue other opportunities;
To spend more time with his/her family;
To attend to personal affairs;
What you are smelling is a fish.