The Chronicle of Higher Education
October 31st, 2014
A faculty member at the University of New Mexico’s law school said
she would cut ties with the institution in protest against a decision by
its president to honor the governor little more than a week before the
election, the Albuquerque Journal reports.
The professor, Maureen A. Sanders, worked full time for 10 years and
now teaches as an adjunct faculty member. She is also a longtime donor
to the university.
She said she was troubled by President Robert G. Frank’s choice to
select Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, for a presidential award of
distinction so close to the election.
Ms. Sanders said she disagreed with the president that Ms. Martinez
has been good for the health of the state’s residents, and said the
honor was inappropriate.