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DePauw faculty back resolution critical of school president

November 27, 2018

GREENCASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Faculty members at western Indiana’s DePauw University have approved a resolution of no confidence in the school’s president over finances and his response to racist messages found last spring.

The private school’s board says it remains confident in President Mark McCoy’s leadership. Thirty-one percent of 266 faculty members voted to support the measure, while 22 percent opposed it. The rest abstained or didn’t vote.

Faculty chairman Howard Brooks tells WFIU-FM the resolution shows how upset professors are over issues such as financial stability and cutbacks to employee health coverage.

The vote follows student protests in April over racist threats being found in Greencastle campus restrooms and a slur written with rocks at the 2,000-student school’s nature park. The school says juveniles were suspected of leaving the slur.

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