In its latest edition, the Missouri Southern State University newspaper includes an e-mail revealing that Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) President Danny Weaver told MSSU President Bruce Speck in February that the medical school project for Joplin as most likely a no-go.
That e-mail, according to the article, was not included in those turned over as part of the Freedom of Information Act request made by the Chart for all correspondence between Speck and the current and former KCUMB presidents.
The Chart received the e-mail from an anonymous source and had its contents confirmed by Weaver:
The e-mail, from the president of KCUMB, Danny Weaver, to University President Bruce Speck, is dated Feb. 25 and expresses doubt that a proposed partnership with Southern would move forward.
“Speaking candidly, if a vote were taken today, it would fail!!,” Weaver wrote in the message.
When was Speck planning on sharing that information with the public?
Speck, of course, still in his bunker, had no comment for the Chart article.