UA board shows it lacks understanding of mission

Posted: December 1, 2017 at 1 a.m.

That the University of Arkansas board of trustees fired Jeff Long, a man of integrity and character, should come as no surprise. This is the same crowd that recently approved removing "most of the books" from Mullins Library "to create more study areas," an action that defies credulity. How is it possible to transform the University of Arkansas into a major research institution while cutting out its heart? Even more disturbing is the board's proposal that theatens to terminate tenured faculty members for being "non-collegial," a subjective and capricious proposition at best.

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