Audit clears U-Va. in editor's suicide
An internal audit of the University of Virginia's esteemed Virginia Quarterly Review finds that the institution took "appropriate actions" in handling the personnel crisis that unfolded at the literary journal before and after the suicide of an editor last summer.
Kevin Morrissey, the 52-year-old managing editor of the award-winning journal, shot himself inside a Charlottesville coal tower July 30. Colleagues and surviving relatives alleged that Morrissey had been the target of a workplace bully, Review Editor Ted Genoways. A wave of national publicity followed.
The audit concludes that Genoways exhibited "questionable" leadership skills but does not respond directly to allegations by co-workers that linked his management style to the suicide in July of Managing Editor Virginia Quarterly Review.
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