UB Student Newspaper Publishes Journalism
by Buck Quigley - posted 5:24 pm, January 27, 2012
Luke Hammill, Senior News Editor at The Spectrum, a student newspaper at the State University of New York at Buffalo, has been asking some probing questions regarding university president Satish Tripathi’s involvement as a board member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP). This SUNY Summary of Presidential Terms of Employment says that a university president can serve on the board of a not-for-profit, so long as approval is first obtained from the New York State Commission on Public Integrity. That commission morphed into the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) last August.
Clearly, that approval did not take place. Otherwise, UB would simply offer evidence that it did. Unless their record-keeping is so bad they can’t find the proof. So, instead, UB spokespeople offer comical explanations. Fun (funny) reading!
Meanwhile UB’s faculty union United University Professions (UUP) approved a referendum saying UB should cut ties with politically active not-for-profits like BNP and the Business Council of New York State (BCNYS). Focus a little more on educating students than on lobbying.
The unfazed university says that ain’t gonna happen.
What are they teaching these kids out there at the university? To question authority? Simply shocking. Where’s the respect for one’s elders? Hammill better watch it, or Tripathi might just decide to raise every student’s tuition and fees again. How would they like that, hmm?
Oh, that’s right. He’s going to do that anyway.