For senior Nichole McGee, the focus has been on end-of-semester exams, not high-level administrative changes.
“That’s not really high on our list,” McGee said of former UW President Bob Sternberg’s resignation and the personnel changes that ensued prior to his departure. McGee said she heard of the changes through email notifications.
Senior Tanner Williams said Monday he has not noticed any impact on his campus life following Sternberg’s resignation.
But for Mary Freeman, a third-year student at UW’s College of Law and one of the signees of an open letter denouncing Sternberg’s presidential task force to evaluate the College of Law earlier this month, the atmosphere on campus has changed.
“Sternberg’s resignation brought a lot of initial relief to the law school, to the law students,” Freeman said. “Particularly at the law school, there were students who took a greater interest.”
Questions still loom for Freeman about why Sternberg resigned and how a future presidential search will be conducted.
“There wasn’t a lot of closure or recognition about what happened,” she said. “[B]efore we really move forward, I hope we can understand better what happened.”