Monday, January 08, 2007

UI President Search - While You Were Gone - Dec. 18-Jan. 7

Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m.

Winter break has come and gone. If you were gone and have now returned, and are curious as to what happened regarding the "UI Presidential Search" in your absence, the four links below will provide you as complete an update as is available anywhere on the Internet -- links to stories, editorials, blog entries, my commentaries and the always lively appended "comments" of blog readers. So there's lots to read -- some funny, some sad.

Bottom line: We still don't have a UI president; we don't even have a search committee; Gartner is still Regents president and showing no inclinations either to resign or even reform his ways; the Vice President for Heath Sciences, to be announced today (Jan. 8), as explained in my commentary yesterday is, it appears, what David Letterman might call "the new position that is not really a new position."

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Nicholas Johnson, "UI President Search XVI - Dec. 18-20,"
December 18, 2006 (or, if that's loading too slowly for you, try Nicholas Johnson, "Duplicate of UI President Search XVI - Dec. 18-20," December 18, 2006)

Nicholas Johnson, "UI President Search XVII - Dec. 21-25," December 21, 2006

Nicholas Johnson, "UI President Search XVIII - Dec. 26-31," December 26, 2006

Nicholas Johnson, "UI President Search - Jan. 1-7, 2007," January 1, 2007

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[Note: If you're new to this blog, and interested in the whole UI President Search story, these blog entries begin with Nicholas Johnson, "UI President Search I," November 18, 2006. For any given entry, links to the prior 10 will be found in the left-most column. Going directly to will take you to the latest. Each contains links to the full text of virtually all known media stories and commentary, including mine, since the last blog entry. Together they represent what The Chronicle of Higher Education has called "one of the most comprehensive analyses of the controversy." The last time there was an entry containing the summary of prior entries' commentary (with the heading "This Blog's Focus on Regents' Presidential Search") is Nicholas Johnson, "UI President Search XIII -- Last Week," December 11, 2006. My early proposed solution to the conflict is provided in Nicholas Johnson, "UI President Search VII: The Answer," November 26, 2006. And the fullest collection of basic documents related to the search is contained in Nicholas Johnson, "UI President Search - Dec. 21-25," December 21, 2006 (and updated thereafter), at the bottom of that blog entry under "References".]

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