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Deposition of AU President Carlos Campo

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Here is the deposition of Ashland University President Carlos Campo. Once again, this is tied to the lawsuit that six former tenured faculty members have filed against the university, claiming that their termination was a breach of contract (which essentially means they’re claiming their firings were done in violation of Faculty Rules and Regulations). There are a few things that stood out to me in this deposition. • The university is arguing that it terminated faculty […]

Deposition of CAS Dean Dawn Weber

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Here is the testimony of College of Arts and Sciences Dean Dawn Weber. Weber arrived at Ashland University in the Fall of 2008, the same year I was hired as an assistant professor of English and Journalism. She was the only dean I had in eight years at AU.  Reading through this deposition makes me think that Weber either has an incredibly horrible memory or she is not being entirely truthful. I mean, she testified that […]

Ashland University court documents filed

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Below is the Defendant’s (Ashland University) Motion for Summary Judgement, in relation to the civil lawsuit brought forth by six former tenured Ashland University faculty members, who were essentially fired in August 2015 (with their employment ending in December 2016). This document is essentially AU’s argument for why the university was in the right to terminate 14 tenured faculty members. Additionally, this is the first time I’ve seen the exact number of tenured faculty who […]

Newtown Bee does another story!

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A couple weeks ago, I talked to my daughter’s sixth-grade cluster about memoir writing. It was a wonderful surprise to find a Newtown Bee reporter in the class that day, because she was there to write a story about my class visit. Here is the story that ran online on October 5, and then in print on Oct. 12! “With sixth grade students in Michelle Vaccaro and Courtney Martin’s cluster seated before him, district parent […]

Running With Ghosts: 1 Year Anniversary!

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One year ago today, I was celebrating the fact that Running With Ghosts had just gone on sale when I received a message via Facebook from a Maryanne Gabriele. The name didn’t look familiar, but I went ahead and read it anyway. She included a photo, along with the sentence, “That’s me and Melissa right before she was diagnosed.” The first sentence gave of her message me chills. I knew of Maryanne, from my talks […]

Media Coverage

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Running With Ghosts: A Memoir of Surviving Childhood Cancer got a lot of wonderful media coverage. Below is a list (with links) to all the stories that were done on Matt and the book. BUY IT NOW! • The Newtown Bee did a nice story on Matt’s visit to his daughter’s sixth-grade cluster to talk about memoir writing. • News@Fairfield had this piece online today about the upcoming reading and book talk at the Fairfield […]

Big raises for some administrators at Ashland University; job cuts for the faculty

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By Matt Tullis Eleven days before about 23 Ashland University faculty — many of them tenured — received letters letting them know their jobs were being terminated, the university announced that Scott Van Loo was being promoted from vice president of marketing and enrollment to executive vice president. Van Loo held the job of executive vice president for a little more than a year before leaving to become vice president of enrollment at Cedarville University, […]