In February it appeared that Suffolk University's board and the president it was trying to fire -- despite strong faculty, student and alumni backing -- had reached an agreement. Margaret McKenna wouldn't be fired, board practices would be reformed and she would stay until the start of the 2017-18 academic year.
Now tensions are back, The Boston Globe reported. The board has started an outside investigation into McKenna's firing of a public relations firm with ties to board members (and viewed as the wrong firm for the university by many others). Faculty groups are passing resolutions backing McKenna and urging change on the board. The leaders of the board say they don't understand why faculty members are concerned.
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