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Saturday, April 11, 2009

When the news doesn't seem positive at first

The news media have been reporting on a controversy launched by a proposed Campus Senate resolution asking for the termination of the UIS athletic director. Discussion on campus has been robust. The chancellor strongly opposes the resolution. The Academic Professional Advisory Committee unanimously opposes it. Almost two dozen people showed up at Thursday's open APAC meeting. Many spoke up vitriolically against the resolution, while others praised the athletic director. No one favored the resolution. Meanwhile, the faculty are having a closed session Monday to talk about it. Many student-athletes wish the resolution would go away, saying the recommendation to get rid of the athletic director would not help them. If it's "all about students" in this debate, as it should be, the resolution either will be rejected as is or just go away. About 40 people weighed in as of this morning with comments on the State-Journal Register's web site. I suspect it will be a weeklong discussion.

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At April 12, 2009 at 6:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess we should get this campus wide conversation going. Where to start...this whole thing has spiraled into a completely different issue than where it started. It seems to me that some of these problems may have been curbed if the university made a statement immediately following the resignations of the coaches. Is the university planning on ever making statement or will you completely rely on outside media to twist your words?


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