A nice take on the Charlottesville shabbiness in Slate.

In the [outraged] aftermath [of the firing], the board, led by Dragas — which I swear is the name of a teacher of the Dark Arts in Harry Potter 8 — was obscure, shifty, and defiant in the face of questions about what had led to the surprise firing. Dragas published a statement that was as serpentine as Mr. Jefferson’s famous walls. It alternated between jargon, ass-covering, self-congratulation, and faux sympathy. She answered none of the pertinent questions related to Sullivan’s ouster while declaring that any turmoil over how she had been fired stemmed from the board’s excessive attachment to the “truth.” A later statement from Dragas outlined some of the challenges the university faces but never addressed the central point: where Sullivan fell short.

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