SMU faculty split on ties to Bush institute
Holly K. Hacker
The Dallas Morning News
March 7, 2007
The faculty senate of Southern Methodist University split down the middle Wednesday on whether the campus should consider dissociating from a partisan institute that would be part of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
The senate voted 13-13 on the resolution, which called on SMU to consider two options: reject any affiliation with the institute, to the point of not allowing it on campus; or make the institute nonpartisan and bring it under SMU’s control. Three senators abstained; the measure failed to pass, because it lacked a majority vote.