Today's Snooze J carries a front-page article on the Provost search at DSU, and the devastating report issued by the university's search firm about reactions of candidates asked to apply.
The news isn't good.
Yes, the "Steve Newton" quoted in the interview as President of the DSU Chapter of the AAUP is me.
I don't normally do interviews about DSU, and you'll notice that I've never posted about it here.
But the News Journal called me, at the behest of someone very senior in the university hierarchy whom I cannot name.
I felt obligated to answer questions honestly.
Let me be clear: DSU is a great institution with a great potential future. We are currently undergoing a period of uncertainty and transition. We'll come through it as we as a university community work through it.
I'll continue to try to be a positive part of that process, but don't expect to see me in the newspaper like this again, and don't expect me to post on it here. Neither fits the role I play at DSU.