publication date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 (part of Round XLI)

category: Controversy

clue: Disorderly conduct probably happens a lot more in his civics classes now.

explanation: Gates was a distinguished professor at Harvard who was arrested for disorderly conduct in his own house, setting off a national controversy. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, David Mitzman, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Ryan Dunn, Walter Chesser, and Jesse King

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