The Emory Wheel is reporting tonight that the college faculty rejected a “no confidence” motion against President James W. Wagner. Voting began Monday and ended tonight.
Wagner created controversy recently when he cited the infamous 1787 “three-fifths compromise” in an essay as an example on how leaders reach agreement. The compromise counted slaves as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of distributing funds back to states and determining representation in Congress.
Some students and faculty were already upset with Emory’s decision to close its educational studies division, its physical education department, its visual arts department and its journalism program and suspend admissions to the graduate programs in Spanish, economics and the Institute of Liberal Arts.
Faculty members in the College of Arts and Science decided to vote to determine their level of confidence in Wagner.
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