Recall the mess at the University of Missouri--you know, where the president resigned, the football team threatened to not play, and a journalism/communications professor requested “muscle” to deal with a student reporter?
Well, it was only a matter of time before people started talking and the internal politics of the situation leaked.
Let’s be clear: Nobody looks good in this. There were no voices in the shadows that stood for truth and justice.
Recently the ex-presidentof MU--Tim Wolfe--penned an email to his closest friends and supporters. This email was supposed to be private but for reasons that are not clear, the St. Louis press got ahold of it.
Give it a read and listen to his account of the backroom political dynamics, the backbiting, the political interference, and the overall ineffectiveness of the administration. The Board has yet to settle with Mr. Wolfe and they are demanding that he sign off on a confidentiality clause that would prevent him from discussing these issues in public--especially in a way that criticizes the Board.
You can read his letter here: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/the-letter-timothy-m-wolfe-blasts-um-leadership/article_deeafcfd-1b71-5513-9939-18992898e292.html
John Paul Wright and Matt DeLisi
Professors of Crime and Criminology