05 May 2008

WVU Faculty to Weigh In on DaughterGate (Updated)

The Associated Press sets the stage for today's meeting of WVU's Faculty Senate and its consideration of resolutions responding to the DaughterGate scandal.

But AP also reports that even if faculty vote no confidence in President Mike Garrison, "it's unclear whether it will be anything more than symbolic. Garrison has repeatedly said he won't resign, and he has powerful backers in his corner, including Gov. Joe Manchin and WVU Board of Governors members he appointed."

MetroNews also previews the day's possible actions, as does The Daily Athenaeum. WVU's student-run newspaper also reports that "four West Virginia University head athletics coaches spoke out in support" of Garrison over the weekend.
(Update: the Charleston Daily Mail is among those focusing on the timing and handling of the endorsements.)

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette took a step back in a Sunday story that offers the recent report on DaughterGate as "a detailed, inside look at how far officials were willing to go for the governor's daughter, inventing explanations, falsifying her records and repeatedly misleading the public."

AP also earlier reported on the scandal's potential impact on WVU donors.

Update: West Virginia Media interviewed Garrison, and offers video in six parts along with commentary. The Charleston Gazette, meanwhile, reported that W.Va. Media "originally planned to feature Garrison critic Peter J. Kalis and others, but the station canceled Kalis after it secured an interview with Garrison."

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