William Pollard is drawing mixed reviews in his first year as president of Medgar Evers College. The New York Times reported that some faculty members and leaders of the City University of New York praise his efforts, but some of his changes are angering others at the college. One dispute involves the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, which works with former prisoners. The new administration is asking a series of questions about the program, suggesting a lack of confidence that it is a national think tank. Further, administrators have angered supporters of the center by hesitating to endorse a plan to bring 300 nonviolent drug offenders to campus over the next three years, the Times reported.
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