Nobody is pulling punches anymore with regard to FNUC. Philosophically we have to hold our noses at the thought of a race-based university. Now, we must deal with a massive scandal that is only going to get worse. Will they even open their doors this fall? The stench of corruption is overwhelming. It's only a matter of time before we're tallying up the tax dollars lost.
This from the SP today:
Morley Watson, vice-chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations who serves as chair of FNUC's board, apparently considers directors' approval of his high-handed interference in university affairs a mere technicality. Despite his insistence that fiduciary concerns, not political power-plays, led him to take actions that have demoralized university staff and raised concerns about FNUC's future, serious questions remain about what is going on. It doesn't help when The SP uncovers e-mail records that indicate Watson ordered FSIN to pay $4,000 to a woman three days after she swore an affidavit alleging wrongdoing by her brother-in-law and FNUC vice-president, Wes Stevenson, who was suspended and later fired. It doesn't help when, despite Watson's assurances that no one is treading on academic freedom, senior university officials lose their jobs after daring to criticize what's going on at FNUC.