- Over two-thirds of Marshall University's Faculty Senate voted Wednesday in favor of a no-confidence motion passed April 19 against university president Stephen Kopp.
- Despite the 290-107 vote (23 abstained), the chairman of the school's Board of Governors said that the board still backs Kopp.
- The no-confidence vote was called for following Kopp's decision to, as part of a financial reorganization plan, relocate the money from almost every departmental account into a central account without consulting faculty, and though he later apologized and returned the money to the accounts, some faculty and staff said the damage was already done.
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... "A great deal of trust has been damaged," Faculty Senate Chairman Eldon Larsen, an engineering professor, said at the time. "The phrase, 'I'll believe it when I see it' becomes very important." ...