Not too late to compromise on the Bush institute
Dallas Morning News
January 24, 2007
I wish to respond to questions about why SMU faculty members “waited” until the 11th hour to voice concerns about the prospective Bush Presidential Library, Museum and Policy Institute. Some suspect political motives. An emphatic no.
Yes, a tiny handful of faculty members were appointed to planning committees; yes, President R. Gerald Turner held confidential briefings with Faculty Senate presidents; yes, he gave occasional pitches to the Faculty Senate.
Yet to virtually the entire SMU faculty, this watershed decision has been shrouded in secrecy.