When I read that Senator Byrd's name had been removed from the SU School of Business I could not believe it. Apparently this started because of Cameron Graves' petition. As a master's student in business administration I would have expected more civility from him then "a guy like that" reference to Senator Byrd, as well as some study into Senator Byrd's business background, which was excellent.

Adrian O'Connor responded very well, with his usual well- researched wording, and I certainly cannot improve on his [Open Forum]. So, thank you, Adrian, for calling out Mr. Graves, President Fitzsimmons, and the SU Board of Trustees. Would that we all could have the philanthropic intent and business acumen that Senator Byrd had.

Julian D. "J.D." Berlin Jr.

Frederick County

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Dadof3

“For generations to come, there will be students at Shenandoah University who will know his name and the great things he did because our business school carries his name and we talk about him." - Dr, Fitzsimmons, President of Shenandoah University wrote this sentence in in a reaction to Senator Byrd's death on July 29, 2013. Obviously, she (and others at the university) failed to talk about the senator. She failed to tell the story of how he evolved on segregation, how he embraced the first African American Dean of the business school, How his kindness and generosity benefited the university, the community and his fellow citizens throughout the commonwealth. All of which she described in her 2013 open forum that Mr. O’Connor quoted from. If she has failed to follow through on this simple task, one must ask what else has she failed to do. It is vitally important that the Board of Trustees evaluate the senior leadership at the University.

shinyhappypeople

Well Cletus, since it’s a spelling lesson you’re giving, remember too what the first four letters in “dumbfounded” spell.

cletusbutzin

"Tantrum culture" will be soon to end. There... I came up with a very concise term for it.

Just because someone pitches a fit.. mostly to draw attention to themselves(?)... does not mean the world will be remade while we then wait to see what the walls of the whiner's glass houses will be soon to reveal.

Remember that the first four letters in 'twitter' is 'twit'.

Doc Samson

"Just because someone pitches a fit.. mostly to draw attention to themselves(?)... does not mean the world will be remade while we then wait to see what the walls of the whiner's glass houses will be soon to reveal."

If only that were true. Unfortunately, as we are seeing, it is not...

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