Faculty urges Rutgers president to resign
TRENTON, N.J. -- Thirteen Rutgers University faculty members are demanding the resignation of university President Robert Barchi over his response to a video showing basketball coach Mike Rice hitting, shoving and berating his players with anti-gay slurs.
The professors' letter to the school's trustees and Board of Governors calls for Barchi's job. It says his handling of the "homophobic and misogynist abuse" was inexcusable.
Rice was fired Wednesday, a day after the video surfaced publicly. Barchi approved a three-game suspension for Rice last year after the school first learned... read more