At the beginning of the school year, the Ed Board met with interim Chancellor David Ward. We were impressed by his insight into higher education and interested to see what would happen in the coming year.
That’s why we’re so disappointed.
Not only has he been such a non-presence in student life, he has somehow managed to offend every shade of student leaders from the moderate right with his handling of the Multicultural Student Coalition debacle to the left, with his handling of the Adidas situation.
Maybe Ward, in trying to please everyone, pissed off everyone. But more than likely he was just trying to show up to class and not get called on. For this reason, we give the chancellor the “Uhh, Ward?” award since students either don’t know him or don’t like him.