1. The statement itself. There's this line: "As journalists, it went against our instinct and training to walk out of a newsroom on deadline. We extend an apology to those who were adversely affected." And yet there is no similar apology from the Board. And let me be clear -- if anyone should apologize, it's members of the Board. To the students. To the UGA community. Hell, Brack and Easters couldn't even bother to stay outside last Friday and hear the two R&B alumni letters of support being read to the crowd. Shame.
2. Resignation of Board member Charles Russell. Below is his statement.
Dear fellow directors of The Red and Black Publishing Company,
This will come as no surprise to any of you. I cannot in my mind--and will not in my heart--be a party to what you are about to do as a board today. Yet, because of my love for the institution and purposes we all serve, I will not stand in your way.
Effective immediately, I hereby tender my resignation from the board of directors of The Red and Black. Further, I respectfully call upon my friend and fellow director Kent Middleton, to tender his resignation as well, as I feel he has a conflict of interest which cannot be resolved in any other way.
I consider you all to be some of the finest leaders, people and friends I could ever have, and that will never change.
Very truly yours in service,