Sunday, April 18, 2010

Shimer Assembly unanimously votes "no-confidence" in President Lindsay

At tonight's special meeting, the Shimer College Assembly unanimously passed the following resolution:

"Whereas the Presidency of Thomas Lindsay has imperiled the very existence of the College, the Assembly declares that it has no confidence in the ability of President Lindsay to lead Shimer College."

The vote passed with 60 in favor, none against, and 3 abstentions.

Read the acts of the Assembly here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Shimer Alumni Association Board unanimously calls for Lindsay's resignation

Ed Walbridge, President of the Shimer College Alumni Association, announced today that the Board of the Association unanimously adopted the following resolution:

"The Shimer Alumni Association, acting through its Board, calls for the resignation of Thomas Lindsay as President of Shimer."

The resolution was adopted with 9 votes in favor, none against, and no abstentions.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Shimer faculty unanimously votes "no-confidence" in President Lindsay

The following resolution was unanimously approved, with no abstentions, by the faculty of Shimer College on April 13th:

"Whereas Thomas Lindsay’s unilateral approach to the management of Shimer College has sapped morale and created a climate of fear and mistrust that now pervades the College;

Whereas he has consistently shown a lack of understanding of and respect for Shimer College’s history, traditions, culture, identity, and academic mission;

Whereas he has increasingly acted in opposition to structures of the College, including committees and procedures, written policies, and handbooks;

Whereas his inability or unwillingness to communicate and work with Shimer College’s constituencies is demonstrated by his making major decisions and attempting major changes in the face of overwhelming opposition;

And whereas he has given no credible indication that he will desist from the conduct described or cease attempting to transform the College according to his own plans and without broad support;

The Faculty declares that Thomas Lindsay has done grave harm to Shimer College and imperils its very existence; and, therefore,

The Faculty resolves that it has no confidence in Thomas Lindsay as President of Shimer College."