First, I again re-iterate on behalf of the board our deepest apologies for the misunderstandings which have brought all of you here. I hope a few brief statements will allow us to bring resolution to several matters.
The student editor has always had the final editorial decision responsibility for our news content. That is still the case. The professional staff who work on the editorial side of this newspaper are intended to be coaches and advisers only.
Board member Ed Stamper, earlier today tendered his resignation and his statement of apology is available to all of you.
The Board of the Red and Black selects the student Editor in Chief and the Managing Editor. We welcome all applicants for those currently vacant positions, including those who recently resigned.
We appreciate the passion for excellence in journalism displayed by the students. That same passion for excellence and love of The Red and Black motivates our board. We look forward to continuing to provide news coverage to this great university for many years to come in our printed product, our magazine and our digital first format.