- In light of the university's legal argument (made in its motion to dismiss Caffera's suit) that emails to the Ombuds are not confidential, an anonymous group has filed a public records act request for copies of emails to and from the Acting Ombuds (Twitter @WinstonSmithOMI);
- Another group has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $20,000 to cover Caffera's legal fees (GoFundMe); and
- A reporter with the Chronicle of Higher Education has begun investigating the case.
Related posts: FOIA Request Reveals Ombuds Feedback About Ole Miss Confederate Monument; University of Mississippi Ombuds Seeks Injunction Against Internal Investigation; University of Mississippi Appoints Interim Ombuds; IOA and Petitioners Support Sidelined Ombuds; IOA Denounces University of Mississippi's Treatment of Ombuds; 2020 Year in Review: Courage and Crises (Paul Caffera at the University of Mississippi); University of Mississippi Moves to Dismiss Suit by Ombuds; Chuck Howard Dissects Controversy Over Ombuds Confidentiality at University of Mississippi.
I believe the technical term for the management style at Ole Miss is clusterf**k.ReplyDelete
I think the role model for Ol' Miss' management style is more pointed... harkening beyond "clusterf**k mode" and actually drawing inspiration from the nightstick and water cannon used to try to destroy the Civil Rights movement. You can dress Bull Connor up in a suit and a tie, but that doesn't make him any less of a fascist.ReplyDelete