Suspicions, rumors likely to be nothing

Rebecca Watts - Editor-in-Chief

Rebecca Watts – Editor-in-Chief

Most of life’s suspicions turn out to be nothing. However, we would be naive to not consider the possibilities.

I have represented Missouri Southern on several occasions, and I am proud to do it. This University deserves every ounce of respect, dignity and loyalty. I’ve always found myself to be patriotic to my country and my alma mater. The professors and members of the administration have my support in the good faith they will make the right decisions for me and my fellow classmates’ educations.

The Faculty Senate, the Academic Planning Committee and the Board of Governors are composed of some the best people I have ever known.

However, it has come to my attention that there have been some closed doors. It’s completely possible that it has been overlooked by the eyes of those involved, but the Board of Governors have become too cozy with each other. Before the monthly Board meeting, the members of the Board have a lunch. Innocent? Most likely, but in the big scheme of things, it’s the same people in charge of University issues meeting and talking and no one else is invited.

When I first heard of this, I simply thought it was sweet. In fact, I thought it was great the Board got along so well and wanted to hangout as one big dignified group. Then a little twinge in the back of my conspiratorial mind made me consider they might not just be talking about their kids, spouses or lawns. What if the discussions are about issues of the campus? Those discussions need to be open to the public, the media and announced. Not rumored around like high school.

Like I said, though, it’s probably nothing.