Mount St. Mary’s University I: Duty of Loyalty

Embed from Getty Images Mount St. Mary’s University, a well-respected Catholic institution, has recently been dragged into a public relation disaster by President Simon Newman. It started when
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Embed from Getty Images Mount St. Mary’s University, a well-respected Catholic institution, has recently been dragged into a public relation disaster by President Simon Newman. It started when Newman devised a plan to improve the school’s retention rate by culling students prior to the federal reporting deadline. The plan was to get students to complete a survey described as a “valuable tool that will help you discover more about yourself.” In reality, the survey was intended to identify students for the culling. In response to moral concerns raised in regards to his plan, he replied that “This is hard for you because you think of the students as cuddly bunnies, but you can’t.  You just have to drown the bunnies…put a Glock to their heads.”  When this remark and the facts of the matter became public courtesy of the  student newspaper, the trouble began in earnest. Unfortunately, the president’s desire to cull did not end with the freshmen. Newman fired tenured associate philosophy. . .

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