On Monday, Kent State journalism faculty members sent a resolution to university administrators to “express our objection to the way the university has handled the release of public records and the closed process relating to the recently completed presidential search.” The resolution was signed by 28 of the 33 faculty members. One tells me that some profs hoping for tenure didn’t want their names on the resolution. So far there’s been no administration response to it, I’m told.
On Tuesday, some faculty members bought a full-page ad (above) in the Daily Kent Stater. A few thought the language was too strong, I’m told, and declined to endorse it. The ad cost $1,028, according to the paper’s business department.
Here’s what the ad says: