Faculty Senate Vote For Reassessment of Sports And “No-Confidence” on Watts

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Last week, marchers descended on the UAB administration building on 20th Street South in Birmingham. Today, the Faculty Senate (which does not allow photographs) took up the issue of the end of three sports programs and the process by which it happened.

It’s been a week since UAB announced the end of its football, bowling, and rifle teams. Today, at a meeting of the Faculty Senate, at least two-thirds of that body approved drafting two resolutions: a declaration supporting the school’s athletic programs, including a financial reassessment of all of them; and, a “no confidence” resolution regarding university president Ray Watts. The resolutions will be circulated among faculty to get input before voting during a special called meeting sometime in January. WBHM’s Dan Carsen and Rachel Osier Lindley break down the day’s events: