Faculty meeting focuses on Bush Institute

There was also some discussion of President Bush’s executive order from 2001, which gives him and his designees unprecedented control over access to official documents generated under his administration.

Faculty meeting focuses on Bush Institute
Mark Norris
SMU Daily Campus
January 25, 2007

The third faculty meeting in as many weeks about the George W. Bush Presidential Library was filled with tough, respectful questions for SMU President R. Gerald Turner.

That’s according to the faculty members who streamed out of the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom Wednesday afternoon following a nearly two-hour meeting that was an open discussion about the controversial project.

The meeting was closed to the media, but multiple faculty members stopped on their way out to share impressions of the most wide-ranging discussion yet on what the complex could mean to SMU.

According to those interviewed, no faculty member spoke against the entire complex. The largest concern is the institute/think tank. Faculty asked about the need for it and how it would fall under SMU’s control.

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