Yesterday, Blanche Hughes, CSU's vice president of Student Affairs, sent a memo to the campus community, parroting what we've heard repeatedly over the past week, but offering some new information as well. The following excerpts have been taken from that email (bolds mine):
... Parents, businesses, government officials,
and students frequently approach President Penley
and other CSU officials with new ideas, and we have
an obligation to weigh their merits and downsides.
In this case, the suggestion that we expect
to come forward relates to the campus newspaper,
and it will receive the same consideration, respect,
and scrutiny we would give any other such proposal,
particularly one put forward by an organization
with which CSU has a long working relationship. ...
President Penley has now directed me,
as Vice President of Student Affairs, to appoint
a committee that would review the Coloradoan’s proposal
and any others that come forward on this same issue,
provide recommendations, and determine how
or whether to move forward with any recommendations
for change. ... We won’t accept any proposals
that don’t ensure that The Collegian remain
a student-run newspaper, produced by
student journalists and editors. ...
President Penley is also firmly committed to ensuring
that students with an interest will have considerable
voice in any decisions that might be made in response
to proposals that come forward.