I have viewed the controversy over the possible hiring of Dr. Larry James for a "senior administration position" with the MU College of Education with a mixture of amusement, disbelief and disappointment. I have no problem with the individual or collective right to dissent on any issue deemed destructive/embarrassing to the university; however, any protest should go beyond considering rumor, innuendo, emotion and disputing of investigative findings to be considered an informed protest.
J. KARL MILLER: Hiring should be based on merit, not controversy
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