Quick Takes: Turnover at UNC, Search Flap at UMass-Boston, Talk Degenerates at UConn

April 7, 2005
  • Molly Broad announced Thursday that she would retire as president of the University of North Carolina system at the end of the next academic year. Broad, president of the 16-campus system since 1997, helped push through billions in bonds to finance a massive construction campaign for system campuses. North Carolina newspapers reported that legislators are pushing for Erskine Bowles, a former top official in the Clinton White House, to succeed her.
  • Two members quit the search committee for the next president of the University of Massachusetts at Boston to protest leaks of candidate names that they believe are designed to help the chances of the interim chancellor, The Boston Globe reported.
  • Warrior, a former professional wrestler who goes by that single name, gave a lecture at the University of Connecticut on Tuesday that degenerated into a shouting match when he criticized gay people and made comments about needing a towel while answering a question from an Iranian student, according to an article in The Daily Campus (free registration required).
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