On July 30, Kevin Morrissey, the managing editor of the University of Virginia literary journal, the Virginia Quarterly Review, shot himself. Morrissey’s family placed the blame for his suicide on alleged workplace bullying by his boss, Ted Genoways.
Genoways has denied these accusations.
According to the Washington Post, UVA president Teresa Sullivan “said in an Aug. 19 statement that the suicide had ‘raised questions about the university’s response to employees’ concerns about the workplace climate’ at the journal.” Sullivan said that the university would conduct a thorough internal investigation which would announce its findings on September 30.
On September 29, UVA spokeswoman Carol Wood said that the internal investigation had not been concluded and is still ongoing.