Trouble in San Francisco.
Privett says he was trying to integrate the institute into the life of the university. In a statement, he insists that some consolidations were cost-cutting moves and that he fired the institute's two directors because they lacked academic credentials.
But fired director John Galten told the Associated Press that he believes Privett's real motivation was to squelch a prominent conservative Catholic voice. Students and others have reacted with demonstrations, newspaper ads, and a letter-writing campaign. Also, six faculty members have refused to teach their classes at the institute.
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|Title Annotation:||St. Ignatius Institute consolidation provokes controversy|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2001|
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