06 June 2008


The Associated Press' Vicki Smith sets the stage for today's meeting of West Virginia University's Board of Governors.

"On the eve of what could be a key meeting about his future, pressure mounted on embattled West Virginia University President Mike Garrison, with his law professor colleagues and others demanding that he resign or be fired over a master's degree scandal involving the governor's daughter," Smith writes.

"A total of 124 donors with past gifts ranging from $1,000 to $450,000 have told the WVU Foundation Inc. they will withhold future donations "until such time as there is a leadership change," director R. Wayne King told Smith. "That number has tripled in the past month."

"From a full-page ad in the local paper, The Dominion Post of Morgantown, to op-ed pieces in the state's largest, The Charleston Gazette, critics insisted Thursday that the university cannot recover from the scandal that has compromised its national reputation as long as Garrison has the helm," the article continues.

MetroNews also previews today's board meeting. The Charleston Daily Mail and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette each highlight Thursday's written call for resignation from "a majority of the tenured faculty of West Virginia University's law school."

Public Broadcasting has coverage as well (with audio and the law professors' letter), as does the State Journal.

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