Getting Away With Murder

ThenNowA recent news story has many, especially those in academia, buzzing and debating. Some of the (sensationalist) headlines read:

1)     James St. James, Millikin University Prof Revealed To Have Killed His Family 46 Years Ago, Keeping Job

2)     University Prof Keeps Job After Newspaper Reveals Shocking Secret

The first sentence of the first story included just the right recipe of words for juxtaposing St. James’s identity over and against his past and present, it reads, “…connected the dots between the 61-year-old’s peaceful life as an academic and his violent past as Jim Wolcott, known murderer.” A journalist from the Georgetown Advocate even had the opportunity to sit down with the St. James, at a bar, and interview him. Continue reading “Getting Away With Murder”