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Ball State Hires Ex-President Fired Over Rape, Slaying Scandal

Last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

(MUNCIE) - Ball State University has hired the former president of Eastern Michigan University who was fired nearly five years ago amid accusations that school officials covered up the rape and slaying of a student.

John Fallon started this month as Ball State's associate vice president for economic development and community engagement.

Fallon had been CEO of NPower Indiana, a group that provides technology assistance to nonprofits.

Ball State spokeswoman Joan Todd told The Star Press that Fallon was forthcoming with university leaders about his time at Eastern Michigan.

The Eastern Michigan Board of Regents fired Fallon and two other administrators in 2007 for publicly ruling out foul play in the dorm room death of 22-year-old Laura Dickinson despite evidence to the contrary. Another student was convicted of killing her.

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