President and Provost Deny Needing the Board’s Amendments

At a general meeting of the faculty, President Michael Johnson states that he sees no need to implement the Board’s amendments in the short term, but that the Board would need to consider whether future administrations might need to fire faculty under the budgetary hardship amendment.  Provost Steven Herbert is more emphatic, stating that in his best judgment, “I would not need to use this tool in the near term.”