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Express Yourself: How to Voice Your Views Over the Teresa Sullivan Firing

— from Fred Damon

The following useful resource was issued by George Cohen, UVA Faculty Senate chair, regarding the controversial ouster of President Teresa Sullivan by the Board of Visitors, led by Rector Helen Dragas. I include it here, in a slightly simplified version from the original, for your benefit and for the benefit of our department and university. 

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Dear colleagues:

What follows are ways for you to communicate with the BOV, the media, legislative representatives, and the Governor. It's important that the voices of University faculty are heard around the state. But in doing so, remember that brief messages that maintain a respectful tone are the most effective.

COMMUNICATING WITH THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA:

The Office of Governor McDonnell is maintaining a log of all telephone calls related to the University of Virginia situation.

 

COMMUNICATING WITH MEMBERS OF THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE:

 

COMMUNICATING WITH THE BOARD OF VISITORS:  

We have been told that Susan Harris, the Secretary for the Board of Visitors, will forward emails to all members of the Board, if you do the following:

  • Write "Board of Visitors" as the subject line of the email message.
  • Include the phrase "Board of Visitors" in the first line of the body of the email.

Please send email messages to both:

 

CLICK BELOW FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR SENDING A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF:

 

Please feel free to share this information with family and friends.

From the University of Virginia Faculty Senate
Executive Vice President and Provost Simon approved distribution of this message.

 

 

Date: 
Thursday, 21 June 2012