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King Danny delivers a new spin


 

Apparently, if King Danny is telling the truth, it wasn’t that his government requested to interview candidates for president of Memorial University – no, his government was asked to do so by Memorial. King Danny was too busy to conduct the interviews himself, so he left the task to his education minister.

I have yet to come to a conclusion of my opinion of this affair, and want to write a good blog post explaining my opinion on the topic of government approval for executive heads.

I can state this much, if Memorial asked the government for help in selecting a university president, they will be unable to find any world-class presidential candidates willing to take the job now.


 
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King Danny delivers a new spin

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  3. As I understand it, Memorial asked for the government’s help in persuading prospective candidates of the Island’s desirability as a place to live. It did not ask the government’s help in selecting candidates. I think that’s quite different from asking for their help in searching for or selecting a candidate.

  4. As far as I can see, everyone’s been lying.

    The Minister of Education flatly denied any involvement with the presidential search to a Muse reporter and a Telegram reporter. Then she said she interviewed two candidates, on her own accord. THEN, the Boarrd of Regents said Danny Williams was meant to meet with the candidates, not Burke, and she did so in his place at his request.

    Not confused enough?

    The Board’s statement implies it was their decision to have the government involved, as Usher says, “n persuading prospective candidates of the Island’s desirability as a place to live.” But then Deanne Fleet, a prominent CBC reporter, quit the Board of Regents, claiming that statement was untrue, and that the Board never made any official decision on the matter.

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