July 15, 2013
No-Confidence Votes Are No Longer a Death Knell
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When a hockey alumni association felt the athletic director at the University of Alaska at Anchorage had made bad and autocratic decisions, the group voted to express no confidence in him. Two weeks later, the faculty at Occidental College used no-confidence votes to voice its frustration with the way the institution's general counsel and dean of students had handled allegations of sexual assault on the campus.
In between the votes at Alaska and Occidental