– “Fabulous Fab” Fired From Financial Faculty (ZeroHedge, March 4, 2014):
Just six brief days after we discussed the somewhat stunning fact that none other than Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre was set to each an economics course at the University of Chicago, it appears the prestigious school has had second thoughts. As WSJ reports, a university spokesman explained, “as preparations continue for the Spring Quarter, Fabrice Tourre will no longer be assigned as an instructor for Honors Elements of Economic Analysis,” decling to comment on the specifics of the sudden change. We are sure there is an ‘ethics’ course that needs a TA.
Mr. Tourre, the former Goldman Sachs trader found liable for defrauding investors, will no longer teach an honors economics course to undergraduate students at the University of Chicago. The move is an abrupt change, considering Mr. Tourre , nicknamed as the “Fabulous Fab,” had been slated to begin teaching the course during the spring quarter, which begins later this month.
“As preparations continue for the Spring Quarter, Fabrice Tourre will no longer be assigned as an instructor for Honors Elements of Economic Analysis in the College,” Jeremy Manier, a university spokesman, said in an email to MoneyBeat. “Instead he will be able to fulfill the teaching requirements for his Ph.D. program through opportunities in his department’s graduate-level curriculum.”
Mr. Manier declined to comment on the sudden change.
Shame really… Still, who needs an economics class anyway?