Highlights from a WILD Night with James Ramsey and the UofL Board

Highlights from a WILD Night with James Ramsey and the UofL Board

Nick Roushabout 5 years


Article written by:Nick RoushNick Roush


Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 2.35.10 PM I don't really know how to describe today's marathon emergency UofL Board of Trustees meeting.  Cliches like "dumpster fire" or "s***show" don't apply because I have never seen anything like this. In order to truly understand the insanity, I'll let you see how the ups and downs of the day through the eyes of the media members covering it on campus. It began with Ramsey offering his resignation, on the condition that he remains in office until 2017 as the Interim President while making the same salary.  Then, things got wild. First, the Board entered "executive session," closing their doors to the public. https://twitter.com/chriswnews/status/758410715044671488 Ramsey gave a lecture on economics and higher education to a room of graduate students.  It's something he's done before, but that changed when he decided to address current events. https://twitter.com/chriswnews/status/758419256476336130 The slideshow wasn't a short one. https://twitter.com/chriswnews/status/758420806288408577 The slideshow on life lessons included a clip from the 1984 Nick Nolte classic, "Teachers." https://twitter.com/chriswnews/status/758449998799536129 There was an appropriate quote that aired just before, but is missing in the linked clip. And this: Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 9.15.45 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 9.15.56 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 9.16.04 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 9.16.24 PM That clip is Ramsey's muse. https://twitter.com/chriswnews/status/758435255460257792 Once Ramsey was finished, he returned to his office, up the staircase from where the Board of Trustees was meeting behind closed doors.  Junior Bridgeman is the board chairman, but unfortunately that job doesn't come with a runner. Bridgeman spent the next two hours going back and forth, up and down the stairs.  On the bright side, he won't have to worry about reaching his FitBit goal for the day. https://twitter.com/joesonka/status/758458337914658816 https://twitter.com/christopherotts/status/758460278971494400 https://twitter.com/joesonka/status/758463671223848961 https://twitter.com/christopherotts/status/758470402414878720 Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 9.43.45 PM Six hours of meeting in public and private was not enough; the meeting rolls on.  Meanwhile, others seek shelter. https://twitter.com/CJ_Upshot/status/758477828530798592 Will it ever end?  Stay tuned...


https://twitter.com/joesonka/status/758489212890996736 https://twitter.com/christopherotts/status/758490412432625664 https://twitter.com/christopherotts/status/758489727280508929 Ramsey will not be the President on an interim basis, but his status on the UofL Foundation remains the same. https://twitter.com/joesonka/status/758490162254852096 https://twitter.com/joesonka/status/758495306120134656 w

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