September 17, 1992 |
The embattled president of San Diego State University was given qualified support by his bosses Wednesday in the face of a demand by faculty that he be dismissed. California State University Chancellor Barry Munitz alternately supported and chided SDSU President Thomas Day for proposed cutbacks that have brought the system's largest campus to an uproar.
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July 14, 1992 |
About 470 San Diego State University professors vented their frustrations against university President Thomas Day and his budget-cutting plan Monday in one of the largest gatherings of faculty in the university's history. With all but a handful of votes in opposition, the professors reaffirmed their academic Senate's vote of no-confidence against Day two weeks ago and adopted a resolution to urge the Senate to disavow support of a "deep and narrow" budget-cutting strategy.
February 2, 1995 |
Thomas B. Day, whose 17 years as president of San Diego State University have been marked by recent clashes with students and faculty, will step down within the next 18 months, university officials announced Wednesday. California State University Chancellor Barry Munitz said he asked Day to step aside by July, 1996, but not because of faculty complaints.
March 8, 1992 |
Please take this letter from fantasyland--a.k.a. the sports pages--and deliver it to Dr. Thomas Day, president of San Diego State University. Dear Tom: Do it. Go ahead and hire Jerry Tarkanian as basketball coach. I have heretofore approached this matter carefully, cautiously and conservatively, just as you are, but I think it is time to acknowledge that this is the right direction for the university and the program. Remember what you said Friday?
August 21, 1985 |
Former San Diego State Athletic Director Mary Alice Hill hinted she may take legal action after university president Thomas Day ordered her Tuesday to use her accrued vacation time through Nov. 8, which has been set as her termination date. Tuesday, Hill was to have been briefed by Day on her new duties as assistant to the president. Day had reassigned her to that position Aug. 8, the day he fired Hill as athletic director.
December 4, 1985 |
Was the moon full Tuesday? I don't know if I have ever encountered a crazier day in one city's world of fun and games as Tuesday in San Diego. And none of it really had anything to do with the games themselves. This was board-room bizarre. This was hiring and firing and firing and rehiring and reinforcing. This was musical chairs in business suits and ties and, in one case, high heels.