Peter Gleick reinstated to his position at the Pacific Institute [updated]

The Pacific Institute just issued a press release announcing the reinstatement of Peter Gleick to his position of Institute president. Among other things, the press release states

An independent review conducted by outside counsel on behalf of the Institute has supported what Dr. Gleick has stated publicly regarding his interaction with the Heartland Institute.

According to Nancy Ross, the Pacific Institute’s Director of Communications, the Institute will not be releasing the details of the independent investigation. [update 6/7/2012: Ms. Ross provided additional clarification to S&R this morning, writing that the report would not be released “because it is a confidential personnel matter.”] The press release goes on to say that “The Board of Directors accepts Dr. Gleick’s apology for his lapse in judgment.”

Gleick had been on a leave of absence from his position as president of the Pacific Institute since February when he admitted to assuming a false identity in order to acquire confidential documents from The Heartland Institute which he then leaked to bloggers and the press on February 14, 2012. For more of S&R’s reporting on this topic, please click here. For more S&R reporting on The Heartland Institute, please click here.

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