The Embattled Board of Regents

President Robert Kennedy was pressured to step down

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The Embattled Board of Regents
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The Embattled Board of Regents

It’s high drama this past week at the state Board of Regents for Higher Education. President Robert Kennedy is being pressured to step down after he mistakenly authorized twenty-one executive pay raises without board approval, and he also took a leave this summer for “professional development” -- that he spent at his home in Minnesota. We’ll get to the bottom of it all with Connecticut Mirror reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and state Senator Beth Bye. 

** UPDATE: Robert Kennedy resigned Friday morning.


  

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I wish the interview had spent more time on the instigating action: none of this story about raises would have come out had it not been for one President speaking truth to power. President Glickman got lambasted--by people not at the meeting but who felt confident that they knew she was lying (Bye, Meotti). The bullying she received is wrong, plain and simple.