You can find lots of discussion and coverage of the meeting today at The Red & Black. No need for me to rehash it. Basically, at least on the surface, the students won. Editorial control (we think) belongs to the students. The board member who caused most of the problems, he's gone. From the paper, from the board.
My main disappointment? Two stiff-backed leaders of the board read a statement, answered a question or two, and then retreated inside the air-conditioned confines of the R&B building while two important letters were read from former editors and staff of the newspaper. How dare you. Sit there and listen dammit, to what former R&B people have to say.
Who? Elliot Brack and Melita Easters. I hope to hell they vanity search their names via Google and come across this brief post, because them walking back into the building while students had their say, that's inexcusable. The whole thing was a PR disaster. If the R&B has hired some marketing people, you may want to re-open your search. These people don't have a clue.
All in all, I'm satisfied with the result. I applaud the courage of the students who stood up to the board's foolish mistakes, and I applaud the R&B alumns who supported them.
To the students who fought and won -- good for you. Have a beer, have several, finally get some sleep, and then get back to doing good journalism.