The same syndicated story appears today on the websites for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription required), among many other national newspapers.
Last week, FSUblius blogged on the issue going national in the weekly issue of Science magazine, but this is not exactly the kind of national coverage a research university hopes for.
Each day this issue is in the national news it will damage FSU's reputation in the scientific community, and detract from the real science going on at FSU's campus. Florida's state-wide Board of Governors will have an opportunity to put an end to this proposal -- which the faculty does not want and which the FSU administration has refused to endorse -- when it meets later this month.
Since FSU's administration has affirmatively refused to take a position on the proposal (which, oddly, it drafted). The issue is now in the hands of the Florida Board of Governors (which will vote on whether the proposal will continue at FSU). Several readers have asked me how to contact them. The email addresses for the Board of Governors members appear below:
Carolyn K. Roberts, Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org
John H. Dasburg, Vice Chair - john.Dasburg@astaraircargo.us
Pamela "Pam" Bilbrey - email@example.com
Dr. Castell V. Bryant - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miguel De Grandy - email@example.com
Jarrett R. Eady - SGAPRES@admin.fsu.edu
Lt. Gen. Rolland V. Heiser - Rvh2@comcast.net
Sheila M. McDevitt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerri Moll - email@example.com
M. Lynn Pappas - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ava L. Parker - Avaparker@lpnlaw.com
Peter Rummell - email@example.com
John W. Temple - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven J. Uhlfelder - email@example.com
Commissioner John Winn - John.Winn@fldoe.org
Dr. H. Dreamal I. Worthen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Zachariah P. Zachariah - email@example.com