Mount St. Mary’s President Under Fire over Survey Controversy

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From Campus Reform:

President Simon Newman at Mount St. Mary’s University is facing criticism for firing two professors after they questioned his controversial retention plan, which would cut the lowest performing students from the incoming freshmen class within the first month of the semester.

Details of the retention plan were initially published in The Mountain Echo, the school’s official publication. The Echo report revealed that Newman planned to “cull” low performing students within the first month of the semester in order to improve the school’s retention numbers.

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