We, the Students . . .

“We, the Students . . .” provides a platform for thoughtful reflections arising from the student body of Baylor University, and is addressed to our esteemed faculty, administrators, and regents. This blog conveys the sentiments of numerous current Baylor students and is not affiliated with nor approved by the University or any of its constituent parts.

Monday, October 03, 2005

You Be The Judge: Did The Student Government's Predictions Pan Out?

The Baylor Student Government's resolution (mentioned below) made four specific predictions regarding what would happen if the Faculty Senate went ahead with its plans to conduct a faculty referendum. They are as follows:

  1. "A university-wide referendum vote on President Robert Sloan will add to the polarization of Baylor University."
  2. "Such a vote would be an incredible set back to the positive attitudes and atmosphere that all Baylor student, faculty, staff, and administration are striving to achieve."
  3. "With all of the positive public attention that Baylor has received over the past several months this move would bring nothing but negative media attention back to our campus and would be extremely detrimental to the pride and excitement currently held by the Baylor Student Body."
  4. "We strongly believe that reconciliation, unity, and trust will not be restored by such a divisive and unprecedented step."

So, exactly one year later, and with the benefit of hindsight, how did these student predictions pan out? We'll leave it to our readers to make that judgment for themselves.