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Faculty Members at Idaho State U. Vote No Confidence in Provost

Nearly 70 percent of Idaho State University faculty members who participated in an advisory vote last week expressed no confidence in their provost, Gary A. Olson, the Idaho State Journal reported. The vote has no binding effect. Mr. Olson, who has been at Idaho State for less than a year, has led efforts to develop a sweeping reorganization plan that is intended to save up to $1-million. But some faculty critics say the plan would create excessive administrative oversight, while others doubt the savings it would generate. Mr. Olson, a regular contributor of advice columns to The Chronicle, could not be reached for comment in the Idaho State Journal’s article.

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