I missed this one earlier in the week: from annarbor.com comes “EMU President Susan Martin to speak about personal ‘trials and triumph’ at campus event.” Here are the opening paragraphs:
Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin will speak at a March event about trials and triumphs she’s experienced in her life and career.
The March event, “Trials and Triumph of an American Woman,” is being hosted by the EMU student organization B.L.A.C.K., Black Leaders Aspiring to Critical Knowledge.
B.L.A.C.K. hosted a similar event last year, when former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick spoke during its Second Chances and Redemption Series event in 2011.
First off, it kind of seems like Susan Martin hasn’t really been very visible this school year. I’m not suggesting she’s in “hiding” or something; it just seems like she’s had kind of a low profile since last summer’s Board of Regents’ warnings about (alleged) drinking issues.
Second, I’m not sure it’s a good idea to be following Kilpatrick as a speaker in a “Second Chances and Redemption Series” of any sort.