For the last few months, we have been inundated by scandals at universities that range
from allegations of child abuse and molestation to deadly hazing rituals.  In each case,
the president of the institution has come under tremendous criticism and fire for failing
to act, even when it’s not clear that they were aware of the incidents.  In two instances,
the president has been terminated (Penn State) or asked to resign or “step aside” (FAMU).
And while it is true that the buck literally stops with the president of a college or university,
the circumstances are not nearly as black and white as they are sometimes portrayed.

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original post: Dec 28, 2011 14:46