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Adapted from SCSU Scholars. Let me add some background information I found on David's story immediately below. There was a suspended no-confidence vote a year ago, after USM President Thames apparently made some moves that the Faculty Senate felt were autocratic. And the local AAUP group helped determine last December that some enrollment numbers sent to the state were inflated, perhaps by human error and perhaps not. Notes an editorial from last May, the Senate instead tried to initiate a conversation with Thames than vote no confidence in the administrative changes he made. It sounds like that olive branch wasn't taken.
See also KC Johnson's attempt to tie several of these stories together.