Print Column: Subjecting Mark Kennedy to an Ideological Litmus Test Is Unfair

MINOT, N.D. — Once upon a time I thought Mark Kennedy was going to be a good leader for the University of North Dakota.

I cheered when he made tough decisions like closing down the women’s hockey program which bled money because, despite vocal support from some, few showed up to watch the games or support the team.

My opinion on the man has changed.

Kennedy has not been a good leader. He is arrogant and blustery and infuriatingly oblivious to the ramifications of his actions. He’s alienated important factions of the campus community, not to mention some of the school’s biggest donors.

Suffice it to say I am not a Kennedy supporter these days.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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