Report: More Officials Oppose Central Michigan University Leadership

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More Central Michigan University officials are indicating displeasure with campus leadership, the college’s student newspaper reports.

Both the sociology, anthropology and social work department and the philosophy and religion department this month voted to endorse the school’s Academic Senate vote in December indicating “no confidence” both in CMU President George E. Ross and Provost Gary Shapiro, Central Michigan Life reports.

The Academic Senate, a faculty-led curriculum policy-making body, last month pointed to divisive contract negotiations between administration and faculty — along with November’s announcement that officials underestimated the College of Medicine’s development costs by about $5 million — as reasons for its vote.

Members of the endorsing college departments echoes some of those sentiments in the student publication's report.

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