Chronicle on PVCC’s Friedman’s Editorial

Sean McCord writes: “PVCC President Frank Friedman penned an editorial last week in the Daily Progress endorsing a Senate’s proposal (over a House plan) to divert money from the general fund into transportation. State Del. Vincent Callahan, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, thought this looked suspiciously like a smilar editorial written by Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of the Virginia community-college system, so he called DuBois to a closed-door meeting with House budget negotiators. According to an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, ‘shortly afterward, Mr. Callahan, a Republican from Fairfax, filed a Freedom of Information Act request demanding Mr. DuBois’s records of telephone and e-mail communications with Virginia’s 23 community-college presidents.’

“Charlottesvillian and freshman Delegate David Toscano is quoted in the article expressing concerns about ‘bringing in a college president to suggest that he should not be saying what he thinks about the budget or anything else.’ Indeed!”

Those of us lacking subscriptions to The Chronicle of Higher Education can get the skinny from Bob Gibson. Unfortunately, Friedman’s editorial is not available on-line.

11:00pm Update: Friedman’s editorial is now available.

2 thoughts on “Chronicle on PVCC’s Friedman’s Editorial”

  1. Piedmont IS a crappy School to begin with. Frank Friedman and his entire adminsration is full of shit. period. Why? Becuase Friedman’s adminsrators are so concerned about profits and their white students that they forget about everyone else. One of the adminisrators that goes by the name of Mary Lee Walsh has threaten me with explusion if I got another formal compliant. Plus she used her power to force me off of their College Senate. Now I can’t run for the College Senate. this is because of Piedmont’s Group of conformists. This is why all of the people should Tell Frank Friedman what he needs to hear. that’s all for right now.

  2. Well, let me saw — as a confessed white student — that I very much enjoyed my classes at PVCC and from my interactions with him, I think Frank Friedman is doing a great job. I look forward to taking classes there for years to come, provided that the General Assembly continues to fund higher education at a rate that makes that possible.

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