- The departure of Teresa A. Sullivan as president at the University of Virginia continues to draw criticism at the the school and in the larger academic world.
- Sources cited in a Sunday report from The Washington Post indicated that Sullivan's reluctance to cut programs in foreign language and classics studies may have contributed to the UVa's move to push her out.
- The American Association of University Professors weighed in on Saturday by expressing "deep concern" over Sullivan's removal.
From the article:
One of the key complaints of the board members who orchestrated the ouster of Teresa A. Sullivan as president of the University of Virginia was that she rebuffed their suggestions that she eliminate or sharply cut German programs, sources familiar with the discussions have told Inside Higher Ed. The Washington Post on Sunday reported that one of the most specific disagreements between board members and Sullivan was their view that she "lacked the mettle to trim or shut down programs that couldn't sustain themselves financially, such as obscure academic departments in classics and German." ...