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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

POINT OF NO RETURN

Some members of the Pace faculty, who might not have had the chance to follow the recent developments at Pace , will be excused for thinking that the nature of the tension that has evolved over the past few months between the Board of Trustees and the President on one side and the faculty on the other is similar to a family squabble. Both sides will yell at each other and then normalcy reigns again supreme. In my opinion this is a simplistic view and a wrong one for what has transpired in this uneasy and antagonistic relationship between two groups each of which thinks of itself as the guardian of the institution.

The truth of the matter is that tension is not one between two members of the same family who happen to disagree about a few peripheral issues within the household. What best characterizes this on going struggle is a fundamental disagreement about how to run a household and whether the decisions of one party have resulted in nothing short of a run of calamities , one after the other. The disagreements that have arisen as a result of these quasi fatal mistakes make it impossible to kiss and make up. It is too late for counseling and the parties must separate. Bridges have been burnt and there is no going back to what used to be.

The dire financial straights in which the university finds itself in addition to the enrollment shortfalls, the numerous resolutions, responses and counter responses have created an atmosphere of distrust between the two parties. The fact that some faculty members refuse to accept that the Rubicon has been crossed does not mean that it has not. It is crucially important that we all accept what has already taken place; trust, confidence, allegiance and respect are issues that are impossible to mend once they have been damaged. Once a stream called the Rubicon is crossed, and we have waded through it, then there is no going back. The damage to the human relationship has been irrevocable. All the kings’ soldiers and all the kings’ men cannot put back Humpty Dumpty together again

57 Comments:

At 4:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the basic premise presented in this opinion.
Faculty can try to regain control but it is clear that the current administration is focused on punishment and retribution.
The President has his "royal court" and there is a big gap from the Provost to the Dean's level.
We currently need to replace a Dean of Education and a Provost.
The President's refusal to release the full McGuire report to the faculty; his handling of the student protest in NYC; the financial deficit continues to grow; his view of the Provost's academic duties directly conflict with the faculty view.
The Enrollment Management goal of increasing deep discounts to prospective students simply means we need to increase the numbers in the Fall just to stay even.
Some in faculty leadership want to collect more data and responses from the President and the Board - TO BUILD A CASE.
"Rome is burning" and the pancakes are being served by the President.

 
At 4:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us yearn most desperately for Joe “the shepherd” to once again rescue the academic albeit the faculty component of this institution out of this mess, leading to his serving as an interim president for three years when a permanent provost, hopefully from within, is in place by July. The super accomplished Joey P. is at a turning point in his career that even he does become a martyr that he should not and would not mind it, as it is for such noble cause.

This institution, if and when survives to come out of this cesspool the king has created, needs a complete overhaul, anchored on making all processes transparently flat, and accountability that applies to us all from the janitors to the Board members. That in the long run means having elected chairs, associate deans & deans, associates provost and provost, all from within with term limits who are the true exemplars of what we each should achieve in our careers. IN other words, a stellar faculty should remain employable for a comparable and hopefully higher level position elsewhere throughout one’s career. That means to reward a \n exemplary faculty with career development and career Opportunitas to complement one’s superb teaching,. Research and service output with academic leadership acumen. The motto Opportunitas has unfortunately been transformed to Opportunists around here for too long when political patronage has become the sole driving force to become chair, associate/dean, and associate/provost for life.

So, it is appreciate to critically reject the King and his “royal courtisans” for having failed to lead us, but bear in mind that Pace has been led to be chronically sick in so many levels.

 
At 5:07 AM, Anonymous Truth Seeker said...

Anonymous 4:25,
I am in agreement with all what you have said. But I especially like the last sentence. Once the Rubicon is crossed , which it has , then we need to rush forward if the fires in the burning Rome are to be extinguished because Cesar is busy serving pancakes. I simply love it!!!

 
At 5:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The irony of it all is that the majority of our so called faculty rank, who with all due respect may not necessarily consider themselves the "cream of the crop", continue to remain in this pseudo-security cocoon they each have created for themselves, thereby not feeling the most urgent emergency of all times. Just focus on the so called faculty leaderships of the councils. Yes, they show they care, and yet they come from the old guards with marginal teaching and research portfolios, who now tend to slow down the gush of water zapping through the already cracked DAM, damn it.

 
At 6:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More food for thought.
Why is it that former administrators jump back to teaching on our faculty - when they are administrators they need to hire consultants and ignore our opinions.
Has any administrator gone through the faculty sabbatical leave committee to approve their sabatticals like the rest of us?

 
At 6:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The current administration is focused on punishment and retribution"?!?!?!?! This is the silliest comment yet on this blog. If anything the President has been the only one offering the olive branch. It is obvious to most that he has realized that mistakes have been made and need to be corrected. He accepted the resignation of his Provost and has asked the faculty to pick the interim Provost. He has convinced the Board of Trustees to reach out to faculty and students and arranged for open meetings on a regular basis. He has done away with the guaranteed tuition program, etc., etc., etc.

Look folks, you have all lost focus on the ultimate goal. The only objective should be to fix Pace and get us back on the right track. To do so DOES NOT REQUIRE the removal of our current administration. They have made it clear that they are willing to compromise and work with faculty, staff and students. (Notice I said compromise and not "give into"). By continuing, blindly, on your quest for the President's head, you are losing credibility with students and staff. Many of them do not share your vision and will not support you if they see the adminstration changing its ways but no cooperation from the faculty. Trust me, you have already begun to lose us.

Remember, good governance is about compromise. I think you all would agree that one of the major flaws in our current Congress is that there is a lack of true debate. Members too often vote along party lines and do not allow for open dialogue and compromise. In our case, the administration has responded to your demands and conceded some points. It is now your turn to do the same.

 
At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s funny you cited “sabbatical”. As everyone knows, the word Sabbatical is derived form the Aramaic (Coptic, Hebrew and Arabic) word, seven referring to the seventh day of rest in Genesis. However, as the word applies to faculty rank in universities, it has practically meant, the year of “rejuvenation” and reinvigoration, meaning one’s scholarly output and pedagogical means undergo though a fundamental reformation.

Upon a closer examination of faculty sabbatical leaves at Pace, it is easily discerned that most would literally take it as a year REST, whereby nothing comes out of it in the end. Even worse is when an incompetent administrator, who has kept his tenure in the background as safety anchor (the current provost is a typical example), when losing his administrator job, would then be given a year of full rest called SABBATICAL; and presumably an executive lucrative “hush money” package to avoid him disclosing all the internal dirty laundries.

 
At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Truth seeker said...

Annoymous 6:20,
Compromise is an honorable solution under many circumstancves. But at other times to close ones eyes to the real problem and refuse to administer the correct but painful remedy is the worst thing that can be done.
This institution is on the ropes. It is no longer open to speculation but it has been confirmed that as of two weeks ago Pace entered into an LC for 4^5 million. My guess is that 30 million has already been used to cover the current deficit and the other $35 million will cover the projected deficit for the coming year. What is to happen after that? Pace has exhausted all possible means of raising funds and has no place to go unless a miracle takes place. Guess what, I do not believe in miracles.

Furthermore to suggest that the faculty has not responded to the responses of the President and the Board of Trustees is inaccurate. You know, or you should know that there were responses to each and every time. Actually some of the responses have been posted on this blog. Don't forget that whatever offers have been made by the administration have been only in response to actions initiated by the faculty. I shudder to think of where we would be had the faculty not decided to take the few steps that it had. Do you think that the response by the administration in general could be filed under too little too late ?

 
At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get on line with Chat with the President today at noon and register your vote of his performance.

As to mine?, well, I continue to tell him to step down gracefully or else, we have no choice but to take him through the same destiny as Mary Antoinette and her believed husband went through: political self-assassination.

 
At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The university has gone from the paternalism of Mortola to the corporatism of Bianco and Caputo. While the "good ole" days - when Dr. Mortola took care of "HIS" university and "HIS" faculty and "HIS" students - may look pretty good compared to the corporate structure under Bianco and Caputo, the truth of the matter is that neither is a way to run a university. Shared governance, shared responsibility, transparency and participation amongst all sectors of the university is what is needed now.

We can blame the administration, but faculty have to carry their weight too. Get off your rumps and get involved...do some of the heavy lifting that is required rather than spectating from the sidelines.

 
At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fernando Mezzasoma please stop posting

 
At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Thomas Paine

 
At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the king wants all his good little girls and boys to guess when the first snow fall will be? Isn't that nice!!!

 
At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incompetence is bliss, say researchers
BY ERICA GOODE
New York Times
There are many incompetent people in the world. But a Cornell University study has shown that most incompetent people do not know that they are incompetent.

People who do things badly, according to David A. Dunning, a professor of psychology at Cornell, are usually supremely confident of their abilities -- more confident, in fact, than people who do things well.

One reason that the ignorant also tend to be the blissfully self-assured, the researchers believe, is that the skills required for competence often are the same skills necessary to recognize competence.

The incompetent, therefore, suffer doubly, the researchers -- Dunning and Justin Kruger, then a graduate student -- suggested in a paper appearing in the December issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

``Not only do they reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it,'' wrote Kruger, now an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, and Dunning.

This deficiency in ``self-monitoring skills,'' the researchers said, helps explain the tendency of the humor-impaired to persist in telling jokes that are not funny, of day traders to repeatedly jump into the market -- and repeatedly lose out -- and of the politically clueless to continue holding forth at dinner parties on the fine points of campaign strategy.

Some college students, Dunning said, evince a similar blindness: After doing badly on a test, they spend hours in his office, explaining why the answers he suggests for the test questions are wrong.

In a series of studies, Kruger and Dunning tested their theory of incompetence. They found that subjects who scored in the lowest quartile on tests of logic, English grammar and humor were also the most likely to ``grossly overestimate'' how well they had performed.

In all three tests, subjects' ratings of their ability were positively linked to their actual scores. But the lowest-ranked participants showed much greater distortions in their self-estimates.

Aiming high -- real high
Asked to evaluate their performance on the test of logical reasoning, for example, subjects who scored in only the 12th percentile guessed that they had scored in the 62nd percentile and deemed their overall skill at logical reasoning to be at the 68th percentile.

Similarly, subjects who scored at the 10th percentile on the grammar test ranked themselves at the 67th percentile in the ability to ``identify grammatically correct standard English'' and estimated their test scores to be at the 61st percentile.

On the humor test, in which participants were asked to rate jokes according to their funniness (subjects' ratings were matched against those of an ``expert'' panel of professional comedians), low-scoring subjects were also more apt to have an inflated perception of their skill. But because humor is idiosyncratically defined, the researchers said, the results were less conclusive.

Unlike their unskilled counterparts, the most able subjects in the study, Kruger and Dunning found, were likely to underestimate their own competence. The researchers attributed this to the fact that, in the absence of information about how others were doing, highly competent subjects assumed that others were performing as well as they were -- a phenomenon psychologists term the ``false consensus effect.''

When high-scoring subjects were asked to ``grade'' the grammar tests of their peers, however, they quickly revised their evaluations of their own performance. In contrast, the self-assessments of those who scored badly themselves were unaffected by the experience of grading others; some subjects even further inflated their estimates of their own abilities.

``Incompetent individuals were less able to recognize competence in others,'' the researchers concluded.

In a final experiment, Dunning and Kruger set out to discover if training would help modify the exaggerated self-perceptions of incapable subjects. In fact, a short training session in logical reasoning did improve the ability of low-scoring subjects to assess their performance realistically, they found.

The findings, the psychologists said, support Thomas Jefferson's assertion that ``he who knows best knows how little he knows.''

Such studies are not without critics. David C. Funder, a psychology professor at the University of California-Riverside, for example, said he suspected that most lay people had only a vague idea of the meaning of ``average'' in statistical terms.

But Dunning said his current research and past studies indicated that there were many reasons why people would tend to overestimate their competency and not be aware of it.

Concrete clues
In some cases, Dunning pointed out, an awareness of one's own inability is inevitable: ``In a golf game, when your ball is heading into the woods, you know you're incompetent,'' he said.

But in other situations, feedback is absent, or at least more ambiguous; even a humorless joke, for example, is likely to be met with polite laughter. And social norms prevent most people, when faced with incompetence, from blurting out, ``You stink!'' -- truthful though this assessment may be.

 
At 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas Jefferson's assertion that ``he who knows best knows how little he knows.''

 
At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IDIOT, n.
A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling. The Idiot's activity is not confined to any special field of thought or action, but "pervades and regulates the whole." He has the last word in everything; his decision is unappealable. He sets the fashions and opinion of taste, dictates the limitations of speech and circumscribes conduct with a dead-line.
The Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce

 
At 5:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corpulento Awful,god Peterprinciple Utterlyincompetent Totalfailure Orribile.......................in any language it spells 'NO CONFIDENCE"

 
At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To have the courage of your convictions means to express them even when others you know well on a day-to-day basis may disagree and disapprove. An audience of the converted is no challenge. In order to retain the freedoms we have and to regain the ones we've lost, we must not apologize for speaking the truth or for doing what is right. We each owe ourselves no less than that.

 
At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parting is such sweet justice...

 
At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meeting Minutes

Date: June 6 & 7, 2002

Location: State Education Department, Seminar Room 5A &B, Albany, New York

Present:

David A. Caputo, co-chair Jean B. Rose, co-chair, Selina A. Ahoklui, Janet A. Ahola, Patrick Allen, Richard A. Berman, Mary R. Cannie, Vivian V. Demers-Jagoda Theresa R. DiPasquale, Todd R. Feigenbaum, Thomas D. Gillett, Hubert Keen, Gerald M. Mager, Sally Mechur, Nicholas M. Michelli, Eva M. Mroczka, Maria Neira, Lucretia F. Pannozzo, Marilyn O. Pirkle, Luis A. Ramirez, Dawn Santiago-Marullo, Patricia M. Squicciarini
here's is hope.............Maria Neira has been named to Spitzer;s education committee

 
At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Survey: College Endowments Top 10 Percent Returns
12/14/2006
Colleges and universities earned average investment returns of 10.7 percent on their endowments during fiscal 2006, narrowly beating the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, according to national survey results released Wednesday.

PACE ??????????????

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

? Is compromise always a dishonor ?

 
At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Summers gets vote of no confidence
Signals he'll stay despite faculty call;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;IF HARVARD CAN DO IT SO CAN WE!!!

 
At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The President's refusal to release the full McGuire report to the faculty.....................JM DEATH BLOW AND RIGHTLY SO.

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few questions, and a comment: In his response to the Faculty, the President wrote, "It is important to have community participation in these (budget) meetings that will include a full update on current budget projections for the balance of this year and for the next fiscal year and beyond....We will have these meetings before the end of the semester since the planning process needs to be underway for 2007-2008."
Question: have these meetings taken place now that the semester is about to conclude?
Question: what is the plan to balance the budget, or is there a plan at all? (accessing the l.o.c. is not a plan)
Comment: my experience this semester was very distressing. Yes, I had a number of terrific students who did very well but I also saw the continuation of a trend that is very troubling: some students were so unprepared for college work that I sincerely believe that they were either a) intellectually unable to do college work; or, b)learning disabled. Excepting the knuckleheads who do not attend class and then wonder why their grades are substandard, I fear that the future will bring more and more of these unprepared and incapable students as Pace seeks to recoup its enrollment. Not only will we also suffer as a result, but we'll also be raising the expectations and stealing the student aid of those who will never achieve academic progress. Here's the recipe for disaster: no plan to balance the budget; lowering admissions standards; driving out good students and further demoralizing the faculty; re-accreditation is jeopardized; admissions targets fail to be met; budget crisis worsens as Pace scrambles to meet its debt service, not to mention its cash flow needs.
This is gloomy, but please tell me that this is not the path on which we are heading.

 
At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are right Pace already accepts 94% of applicants.........no confidence

 
At 5:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUESTION TO THE BOARD.........WOULD YOU OR YOUR CEO STILL HAVE THEIR JOB IF THEY RUN IT TO THE FINANCIAL CONDITION THAT THE KING AS PUT PACE IN?

 
At 5:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again. .................................................our egg is fried

 
At 5:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As it was the case with Harvard (not that we could compare to Harvard’s little toe) or even Adelphi, the only way to hopefully come out of this mess is to get the press and publicity involved. So, who would send the URL of this webblog and other pertinent documentation to New York Times and Journal News?

Hey Tommy Painny? Would you send these as above to New York Times and Journal News, and along with to State Board of Regents, the NYS Attorney Genral, The US Dept Education, etc?:

 
At 6:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is another reason to be very, very concerned about the future prospects for Pace, particularly the NYC campus. No question, the "campus" will be part of a construction zone for the next three-four years. Does anyone know what the impact of an 80+ story building will have on the neighborhood. Too bad Pace could not afford to get a piece of it for much-needed dormitory space. But this too underscores the finanical peril that Pace is in. In order to recruit students from out of state/out of the country, you must have dormitories. We have an embarrassment in Brooklyn and severe shortages elsewhere. Forward-thinking planning would have prevented this, but the current budget crisis means that dorm availability will be cut back, thereby exacerbating the enrollment mess.

 
At 7:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
—Albert Camus

 
At 7:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is, but the current budget crisis means that dorm availability will be cut back, thereby exacerbating the enrollment mess. thank u .......LS

 
At 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tommy Painny? Would you send these as above to New York Times and Journal News, and along with to State Board of Regents, the NYS Attorney Genral, The US Dept Education, etc?: THANK U .....TP

 
At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crossing the Rubicon" is a popular idiom meaning to go past a point of no return because it was an ancient boundary between Gaul and Italy. Julius Caesar crossed the river in 49 BC deliberately as an act of war where he is supposed to have said that "the die is cast" and where he would eventually come to power....................................................................................ALL HAIL THOMAS

 
At 7:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

COWARDS DIE a THOUSAND DEATHS..Brave die once

 
At 8:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

STRONG RUMOR MORE CUTS ARE COMING......CHASE CAN NOT SAVE US........ONLY WE CAN!!!!!

 
At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tommy Painny? Would you send these as above to New York Times and Journal News, and along with to State Board of Regents, the NYS Attorney Genral, The US Dept Education, etc?: THANK U .....TP ..............................MUCHAS GRATIS THOMAS JA WILL HELP US

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FRIENDS ,ROMANS AND COUNTRYPEOPLE: THE ONLY HAPPY NEW YEAR IS ONE WITH THE KING AND THE CHAIRMAN GONE BYE BYE!!1

 
At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

please ,pretty please congratulations to king and his cpa for arranging a second mortgage wit our friends and CHASE NEIL'S CONNECTIONS "PAID OFF'

 
At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The King is so daran lucky that he does not live in bacwarded places, otherwise for such crimes he would have already lost his entire god given 2 incher.

 
At 1:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Journal News, THANK U TOMMY SUNDAY LOOKS GOOD

 
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At 5:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As it Pace does not currently have sufficient number of detrimental dilemma as to it financial shortfalls, and deliberate mismanagement outcomes, there seem to be a number of class action law suits and individual law suits brewing against Pace as well…

Do you remember if you served on a search committee or you heard of the fuzzy deliberations at such selection committee meetings where EQUAL OPPORTUNITY was to be theoretically afforded to a manifestly qualified internal candidates for certain mid-level positions to later be implicitly told that the dean, or the provost or the evil of them all the King has already earmarked another candidate and thus only expect that puppet to be recommended?
Well, those whose civil rights were denied as such have now congregated and are completed documentation to pursue it. You think the Pace water is muddied already? Wait until we get hit with these in the works. Discriminations based on cronyism and nepotism is so entrenched at pace that an institutionalized sense of self-denial have been prevailing leading to numbness for all. No more numbness as everyone has got to wake up and smell the stinking sh..t created by them, the KING.

Write herein if you also belie that you have a case of grievances against Pace. Put UP or shut the F..k Down till eternity.

 
At 6:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How to Kick Out the TRASH.................
Are your fingers tired of deleting the daily influx of junk e-mail one message at a time? Don't despair. Most services that provide Internet or Web-based e-mail also offer free tools that will take out the trash for you (although if you're not careful, they will throw birth announcements out with the bath water).NO CONFIDENCE!!! If you need something a little more discriminating, there is plenty of software you can buy that will help you filter your own mail. NY STATE ATT'Y GENERAL!!!There's still no such thing as a 100% spam-free In box, but if you're willing to make the effort,UNIONIZE!!! you can keep the e-noise down to a dull roar.

 
At 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley Montagu:
The deepest human defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.

 
At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”

 
At 6:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE KING.........................A failure is a man who has blundered but is not capable of cashing in on the experience.

 
At 6:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

US AND THE KING...There are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.......................

 
At 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Little Engine That Could
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The Little Engine that Could

The gist of the tale is that a long train must be pulled over a high mountain. Various larger engines, treated anthropomorphically, are asked to pull the train; for various reasons they refuse. The request is made of a small engine; the other engines mock the engine for trying. But by chugging on with its motto I-think-I-can, the engine succeeds in pulling the train over the mountain.
.....................................

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josiah Bunting III ....REMEMBER PACE ACQUIRED BRIARCLIFF COLLEGE FOR 4CENT ON THE DOLLAR........................WHAT WILL SUNY PAY FOR US?

 
At 12:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professors Vote No Confidence in President of Loyola U. New Orleans
Faculty members in the biggest college at Loyola University New Orleans, the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, registered separate votes of no confidence in the university’s top two administrators on Tuesday.

 
At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Confidence Vote Against Regents

 
At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Not long before Dr. Jerry Sue

Thornton selected to be the

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Community College say that the

woman they once welcomed with

open arms isn't fit to feat the

22,000-student college.

Trustees and others, however,

characterize the growing rift

between Thornton and the faculty

as a struggle over who will control

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faculty union.

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politics. Trustees fired Thornton's

predecessor, who once lunged over the table and

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slugged the board chairman during a trustee meeting.

Late last month, nearly three-quarters of the full-time

faculty cast ballots against Thornton in a no-confidence

vote of her leadership abilities, according

to union officials. But that vote is in dispute. Although the

union says that nearly 300 members cast ballots (with all

but thirty-three voting nay to Thornton's leadership),

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At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AU Faculty Members Vote No Confidence in Ladner
Information Lacking, Suspended Leader SaY

CAPUTO MUST GO!!!

Faculty at five of American University's six schools passed votes of no confidence in suspended President Benjamin Ladner yesterday, a symbolic yet strong rejection of his leadership as an investigation of his spending continues
BIANCO MUST GO...SAVE PACE

 
At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

USNews.com: A Vote of No Confidence in the Nation's LeadersA Vote of No Confidence ... Andrew Bacevich, an expert on the military at Boston University, says Americans are most fond of the military because they ...

WE CAN DO IT SAY BYE BYE TO THE KING AND HIS HUNTER COURT

 

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