Creighton looking to move forward


Hit with allegations of having a hostile atmosphere last year, Creighton University School of Law is hoping to put the matter behind it and move forward without the kind of drama that led a consultant to label the school atmosphere as “toxic.”


That consultant found no wrongdoing at the Omaha, Neb.-based Jesuit school, but the allegations made by two female professors put a pall on the school, according to the Omaha World-Record.


 “Personality clashes infected the school, and the consultant, Lincoln lawyer and consultant David Buntain, said some professors kept their doors closed or went home early so they wouldn’t have to encounter certain other professors,” the newspaper reported.


A former senior associate dean, Nicholas Mirkay, told the publication that joining the faculty “was akin to taking a step back in time to a ‘Mad Men’ episode.”


The school has seen a shakeup in leadership of late, as well. Paul McGrea, who was named dean in 2015, resigned in July 2017. Michael Kelly has been the interim dean since then.