Monday, March 14, 2005

Quillen/Dishner College of Medicine

When I started school at ETSU, the medical school was called, The Quillen-DISHNER College of Medicine.

Why is it only Quillen's name now?

Who was this, Dishner?


Blogger justmyimagination911 said...

Not sure if this is a tongue-in-cheek question and you actually know the answer. If memory serves Dishner was involved in a "homosexual scandal" involving other instructors at the university meeting in public restrooms in the campus library. The scandal led to his name being removed from the school of medicine.

Monday, March 14, 2005 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

maybe rhetorical. wondering out loud.

remember when this happened. i do, actually. there was a rush of information and then nothing. i remember one conversation i had with a prof where he got to one point and would say no more. like, i couldn't handle the truth. or the community couldn't handle the truth. and i have such a big mouth.

my sense at the time, though, was that there was such cogitive dissonence that the story could disappear and become a legend rather than history.

Monday, March 14, 2005 1:05:00 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

continuing... with all the swirling rumors of wild sex parties involving bush 41 and a cadre of 80s vintage political tricksters -- i am wanting to understand better how people turn away from THE REALLY FUCKED UP SHIT that is right in front of them.

see no evil.

but this shit happens ALL THE TIME. it's not rare, it's common. nasty people do nasty things all the time.

Monday, March 14, 2005 1:09:00 PM  
Blogger tony not Tony said...

my recollection regarding Dr. Dishner's expungment had to do with the public outing of his homosexuality based on a relationship he was involved in with a medical student of foreign origin, possibly philipino or indonesian or indian. it was a three-for: 1. fraternizing not only with a student but a; 2. same sex student of unchristian extraction, even though dr dishner probably wasn't faculty at this point, I think mr. Quillen made sure it was widely known; 3.I think he had alterior motivation. I am sure the fat obnoxious bastard is being rewarded in heaven as we speak. I mean, Quillen is dead already right?

Monday, March 14, 2005 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger tony not Tony said...

i forgot to mention, I think Dr Dishner put up a couple million bucks personally to start the med school, i think jimmy quillen was a parasite on the whole deal.

Monday, March 14, 2005 10:45:00 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

that doesn't surprise me about Quillen using the situation to his favor.

what was the deal with the library? dishner wasn't involved in that was he? didn't that just come out at the same time?

Tuesday, March 15, 2005 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger dancinfool said...

The deal with the library was that once the basement men's room cruising spot was outed in the JC Press, a male med student filed a sexual harassment charge against Dishner. His name was withdrawn from the COM name, but they kept his money, dontcha know. Still, I've been grateful to him because I made my living for over 27 years working at Quillen College of Medicine.

Friday, March 25, 2005 1:11:00 PM  

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