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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Is it a question of "if" or a question of "when"?

This comment was buried in the 100+ comments of Ryder's Ann Arbor News post below. Because it deserves a little more air time, I'm putting it up here so that it doesn't get lost.

I have just heard news that does not surprise me, but should harden the resolve of "the resistance" and hopefully pull the remaining scales off the eyes of the loyalists.

A BoG member recently told someone (the boss of an alum) that AMSOL's "move to Florida" WILL happen - it's only a question of whether it happens in 3 or 5 years. The BoG, this member said, "has no choice - TM will pull his funding".

We are not in a court of law, so please spare me your evidentiary / hearsay protestations.

What then are we to make of the current "feasibility study"? And what are we to make of a Chairman who dominates every institution he's associated with, a Board who abdicates its fiduciary responsibility to the institution, and a Dean who can't stop this abuse?
Can this be correct? Are the Board of Governors resolved in favor of a Florida move before the feasibility study has even been finished?

As some commenters have observed, the source of the dispute is not geographical. It is not about Florida. It is about governance.