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President of CUNY’s Medgar Evers College Resigns

William L. Pollard, president of Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, announced his resignation on Thursday after several years of conflicts with faculty members and students, The New York Times reported. Faculty members at the Brooklyn institution twice voted no confidence in his administration, and last fall students organized a classroom walkout to press for Mr. Pollard and the college’s provost to resign. However, a half-dozen faculty members also wrote a letter this week urging the CUNY system’s chancellor to let Mr. Pollard stay in his post, warning against throwing the institution into turmoil “based on the antics of a small group of faculty members,” according to the newspaper.

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