It keeps getting worse for UT president John Shumaker, who’s guilty of bad judgment in spades. For starters, he’s been responding to what seems like every newspaper reporter’s phone call, commenting on everything from his divorce settlement to Plane Gate. (A little advice from the Scene’s PR gurus: Just shut the hell up.) Now, WTVF-Channel 5 has reported that while Shumaker was president of Central Connecticut State University, he accepted a $10,000 cash gift from a company with whom the school did business. Call the search firm.
Are we still on this?
Vanderbilt University is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit the United Daughters of the Confederacy filed seeking to force the university to keep the word “Confederate” in the name of the dormitory the school renamed last year. Vandy dropped the word from the name because it offended students and made it difficult for the private university to attract a more diverse student body. The Daughters helped fund the dorm’s construction back in 1935to the tune of $50,000and feel that the contribution should buy them that name. But, alas, we predict that a judge will ultimately rule that this is much like holiday gift-giving: A gift is a gift, and the receiver isn’t obligated to wear the ugly sweater.
Swimming in debris
Strong winds flipped a boat dock at Elm Hill Marina, and golf-sized hail hammered downtown buildings and cars unfortunate enough not to be garaged. The Monday night episode left 14,000 Nashvillians without power, downed trees in roadways, and roof tiles and lawn furniture strewn throughout neighborhoods. But the sun has reemerged.
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Standard Steven Hale ignorance. Seriously the worst Nashville political reporter barring, maybe, maybe, Gail Kerr.