No-Confidence Vote at Cal State Stems Partly From Chronicle Essay

There are plenty of reasons for anxiety and perhaps even unrest at California State University-Stanislaus. The campus is coping this year with a $13.5-million budget cut, which has led to furloughs, reduced enrollment, and the elimination of a winter term. But when faculty critics explain why they voted no confidence last week in the university's president, Hamid Shirvani, Exhibit A is a commentary he wrote for The Chronicle.

The no-confidence resolution passed with the