There was an article in the Friday Ann Arbor News (which, for some reason, isn’t showing up on mlive.com) headlined “Granholm calls EMU report ‘disturbing.” For the most part, it’s kind of a “wrap-up” article– if you read the other pieces that have been covering this story lately, you already know what you need to know.
But repeatedly, it answers the question I imply and directly ask in previous posts, and it answers it the way I think that question should be answered. Who is ultimately responsible for this house debacle, and who should be held accountable? Let’s go to the article for a few quotes:
“Former state senator Alma Wheeler-Smith… laid the blame on departing President Samuel Kirkpatrick and Philip Incarnati, chairman of the EMU Board of Regents…. ‘The head of the board is still there,’ Wheeler-Smith said. ‘I’m saying the governor should probably ask for his resignation.'”
“Diane Kerr, an Ypsilanti school board member… said ‘the Board of Regents dropped the ball, from Phil on down. Some kind of censure against the board would be more appropriate (than reducing funding to the university).'”
“Rep. Scott Shackleton, R-Sault Ste. Marie, who chairs the Joint House and Senate Capital Outlay Committee… said he was aghast at the scope of the University House project as well as its opulence. ‘You have to has how many university presidents have a gated estate built for them,’ he said.”
You get the idea.
I think the good news here is if this is what people are saying in the newspaper, my guess is this is ultimately what’s going to happen.