- Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell wrote a letter to the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors Friday afternoon, calling on the group to come to a unanimous decision on the school's leadership when they convene Tuesday.
- "If you fail to do so, I will ask for the resignation of the entire board on Wednesday," McDonnell wrote.
- Helen E. Dragas, the board's chair, also called for a final decision on the matter, which follow weeks controversy that erupted after Teresa A. Sullivan was forced to resign as the U. of Virginia's president.
From the article:
If Tuesday’s meeting of the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors – at which the board will reconsider the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan and likely the strategic direction of the university – was already looking like an epic showdown, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell just made it a cage match.
Fifteen visitors will enter the Rotunda. One consensus will emerge. Or else. ...