Thursday, February 7, 2013

President of Univ. of Alabama calls comments attributed to school administrator a 'problem,' blames student journalism

A reader wrote to the President of the University of Alabama regarding the purported comments quoted here and received this response:
Thanks for writing. Please know that you are reading a student newspaper. As I understand it, the interview with Ms. Vickery was done in November and was on a different topic. Margaret Garner is the Associate Dean of the College of Community Health Sciences. The Department of Health Education and Promotion reports to her. I have carboned her on this e-mail. She is in a better position to respond to your concerns than I am. but, i do understand the points you are making. But, based on my understanding of what has happened, the problem is student journalism.