She said it was “a hard time

She said it was “a hard time

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A memo sent to students, faculty and staff on Wednesday and posted on the program's website said Mr. Galloway has been suspended with pay pending an investigation.

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buy canada goose jacket cheap Prof. Averill said he learned of the allegations on Sunday afternoon, when he was contacted by “members of the program.” He was told that allegations had canada goose factory sale surfaced and they were concerned. He would not specify who made the allegations nor if they came from a student or faculty member. “There will be some areas where I'll have to demur because the investigation is going to be under way and we want to give it the full support, allow Canada Goose Parka it to proceed, make sure that it's a really integral process.” buy canada goose jacket cheap

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Also on Monday, Annabel Lyon and Linda Svendsen, both faculty members, were approached about serving as acting co chairs of the program. Neither would disclose details of the allegations. “We have to protect the integrity of the investigation and the integrity of due process for everybody,” Ms. Svendsen said.

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“Well, I think that long silence should tell you,” said Ms. She said it was “a hard time.”

canadian goose jacket Mr. Averill said there was “a combination of surprise and concern for all involved” as people canadian goose jacket in the program learned of the investigation. Galloway is fiercely uk canada goose dedicated to the program. “He's imbued it with a vitality and a liveliness that is valuable and has taken many, many thousands of hours of sustained effort. And whatever else is going on, that has to be understood how selflessly he's given of himself to that program.” canadian goose jacket

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