Some Binghamton Faculty Push to Leave Division I

March 12, 2010

Faculty members at the State University of New York at Binghamton are circulating a petition calling for the institution, in the wake of a basketball scandal, to leave Division I, The New York Times reported. Senior administrators have acknowledged problems in the program, but shown no willingness to reconsider big-time athletics. The faculty statement, however, says: "“Withdrawal from membership in Division I is in the interest of this university that aspires to be a ‘premier’ public research institution. It will send a strong message to [SUNY System] Chancellor [Nancy] Zimpher, our students and alumni that we intend to end the spirit of cover-up that was encouraged from the top, raise our academic standards, and restore BU’s reputation.”

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