It’s hard to imagine UVA’s leadership doing a greater disservice to the University, the Charlottesville community and higher education.
Watching the disaster that is the ousting of UVA’s president will provide conversation, (social media) analysis, fallout and case studies for years to come. Rather than comment on what the ramifications are on the UVA community, the culture of education and how happy I am that my daughter is not going to UVA, here are a few select tweets that begin to describe the tragedy/fiasco/saga/lesson that is the UVA Board of Visitors:
This Board has done more damage to the University I love than the 1895 Rotunda fire.
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) June 18, 2012
I suspect that very soon, some faculty members will be putting their homes on the market.
" Already in the last ten days we have lost faculty to other universities." Sullivan statement. #uva
— Chris Forster (@cforster) June 18, 2012
Hey folks at great universities, start hunting through the faculty at #UVA, time to go shopping if there isn't a change of course.
— Timothy Burke (@swarthmoreburke) June 19, 2012
"Provosts at every peer institution are setting aside funds now to raid the University of Virginia next year." http://t.co/B5HLik2T
— cvillenews.com (@cvillenewscom) June 18, 2012
Sullivan: "Instability is as alarming to donors as it is to faculty and in the last few days you are already seeing the impact." #UVa
— Graham Moomaw (@gmoomaw) June 18, 2012
If you’re curious, start here and go â€¦ expect to spend an hour or so educating yourselves via the stories and comments and threads –
And if there’s a better way to tell a story than Storify, I don’t know it.