Wednesday, May 13, three of us (Reed, Dragosavac, Heintz) representing Academic Senate meet with the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees (Chairman Murray, Vice Chairman Curry, and Past Chairman Milligan).
We came away with the sense that it was a productive meeting. We talked. They listened. They talked. We listened. It was, frankly, the kind of conversation that should have started a year ago and perhaps should happen every six months going forward.
In any case, without going into details inappropriate to disclose in this forum, they learned we are not (as we have been characterized elsewhere) wild-eyed anarchists bent on destruction and mayhem. They are not (as has been characterized by some) clod-headed know-nothings.
In fact, we share common goals and common concerns and are all seeking a way forward. The discussion was frank, detailed and extensive. Data were presented, challenged and verified.
Shortly after the meeting, a colleague appeared in my door and asked, "So when will we know?" My reply was, "When will we know what?" Anyone who has presumed a specific outcome is likely to be disappointed, at least in the short term. But those of us who want to fix the broken parts and get Edison back on the road should be encouraged by this breakthrough.