I am not an avid Hatchet reader, in fact “non-Hatchet reader” would be a better description, but out of necessity for this blog post, I ventured over to the Hatchet website and found an article which exemplified why I choose not to read campus news. Justin Kits’s March 4, 2010 article “Proposal could strip research profs of vote” lacked analysis and demonstrated a lack of understanding of the topic which was then passed onto the reader.
Next, the article takes a very wordy approach to saying something very simple, that the resolution would bring the School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) in line with the rest of GW schools.
In non-GW Medical Center programs, research faculty are not allowed to vote on certain governance issues. But many faculty members in the SPHHS - which is a part of the medical center - are research-based, so stripping them of the ability to vote would take the rights from a significant number of faculty members.
If my above understanding is a misinterpretation of the problem, then the author did a poor job explaining it; and if I am correct then the author spent a lot of time explaining it in order to fill space.
This article is online, and Hatchet editors failed to provide any links to readers where they can either read the resolution, or obtain futher information from the SPHHS and the Faculty Senate, information I found with a simple Google Search.