1) I've known the professor for some years, and highly respect him.
2) Some earlier problems he had relate tangentially but I think importantly, to Hal Duncan's Cultural Appropriation essay (a posting which could, with the comments that followed, threaten the internet as we know it, giving online thought and discussion a good name).
3) This doghouse seems to be in mass production in some corner of hell, to be dropped like bibles to disaster victims, into institutions around the world. I've certainly seen it here, and I imagine you have, too. You might like to help the professor get out of it. He's very cramped because he's a feisty thing, as the good ones always are, and he bloody won't lie down.