"Coterie of Lesbians"?
Apparently a powerful coterie of lesbians has taken power out west, and is corrupting our precious bodily fluids, or something.
Well, about time.
Seriously. I don't know what happened in the Greenwood resignation,but the innuendo in the media is disgusting; I do wish they'd be as fervent in chasing innuendo of corruption and glad handing when it involves middle aged rich white men, but those don't congregate in coterie's I guess. They do wotchamacallems instead. Dings of Dicks? English is a very flexible language.
The publicly stated reasons for Prof Greenwood's resignation are on the face of it ridicilous.
I presume there is more to the story, but I suspect the root cause is that some angry white men didn't like being stepped over, and they are now doing payback through their buddies in papers. The SF Chronicle should be doubly ashamed of itself.