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SLU President Lawrence Biondi: "To Those Of You Who Have Been Critical...I Have Listened"

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Liz Ramsey
Ramsey says she saw the letter in class this morning and at first thought it could be the news she and other critics have pushed for.

"I started reading it and I thought he was resigning," she says. "He obviously realizes something has to change -- but he still thinks he can be involved. What he doesn't seem to understand is that the trust has just been so broken with him. He's not the person to do it...and it's very selfish of him to think he is."

It is also off-putting for him to say that criticism against him is bad for the institution, she says. "What he's really saying is we are hurting the university. It's completely inaccurate.... The people working to change the leadership and direction are the people who really love SLU."

She adds, "If he loved SLU so much...the smart thing to do is just step aside."

Here's the full letter, posted on the No Confidence Facebook page today.

President's February 2013 Message

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11 comments
JamesMadison
JamesMadison topcommenter

How completely sad it is that some will accept nothing less than a resignation. They are unwilling to compromise one little bit. That is the mindset of a spoiled brat. Perhaps Archbishop Burke will come back to Saint Louis and run SLU with a much heavier hand and get some people to respect leadership and authority the old fashion way. Be very careful in what you ask for, you just may get it!

Daniel Stout
Daniel Stout

"Spoiled kids?" How about very experienced professors who are risking their careers by voting no confidence?

Daniel Stout
Daniel Stout

If he really listened he would have made sweeping changes a long time ago or left.

Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

^ Always someone defending the establishment at the expense of the victims. I for one don't believe him. Pevely is a prime example of Biondi's incompetence, arrogance and outright lying.

Valerie Perrotta Klipfel
Valerie Perrotta Klipfel

It's not easy to head a university - and a private Catholic one at that. He has done much for SLU and this community - unlike the spoiled kids holding those signs.

Ryan Stufft
Ryan Stufft

If he listened and cared he would resign.

Jillian Ashley
Jillian Ashley

Brad, this was all over the news a few months ago. Keep up. The problems are greater than who sits in what seat, it's what they do from that seat. Patankar is gone and adjustments are being made. Tuition just went up 3.9%, internal scholarships up 4%.

Steve Dixon
Steve Dixon

He has not stepped down yet has he? If not then he has not listened.

gorbejlis
gorbejlis

@Loise, you make $27h thats great going girl good for you! My story is that I quit working at shoprite to work online, seriously I couldn't be happier I work when I want and where I want. And with a little effort I easily bring in $35h and sometimes even as much as $85h…heres a good example of what i'm doing,

Epic2.ℂℴℳ

jessedoggendorf
jessedoggendorf

@Valerie Perrotta Klipfel Valarie, I am one of those students holding up those signs. I am not spoiled, but rather am paying, through student loans, for an education which has been tainted by the tyrannical rule of Father Biondi. I would encourage you to look at all the facts before you post insults. 

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