In its latest edition, the newspaper hit with its strongest editorial to date, criticizing the recent decision to prevent faculty members and students from talking to the Chart without going through the university's public relations department:
There’s a yellow brick road on campus, and it leads straight to Hearnes Hall.
There, on the second floor, somewhere inside the University President’s office, we assume, is Dr. Bruce Speck.
The cowardly Lion.
We can’t be sure, though. Nobody has seen Speck for days. He hasn’t talked to us for weeks. Since last Monday, the public face of this public university, our president, has been in hiding. Since directing administrators and faculty to begin following an autocratic media policy he originally introduced in 2008, Speck has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.