July 23, 2014 8:57 pm

U of S in court arguing over president’s ability to veto tenure

The University of Saskatchewan in Queen’s Bench court arguing over president’s ability to veto tenure.

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SASKATOON – Another chapter in the continuing saga with the University of Saskatchewan that many say is damaging the institution’s reputation.

A Queen’s Bench judge reserved decision Wednesday in a case that deals with tenure veto powers, an issue that has been at the forefront in recent months.

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This current issue in court stems from a situation three years ago under then-president Peter MacKinnon who nixed a professor’s nomination for tenure.

An arbitration ruling earlier this year took that ability away from the U of S president.

The university disagrees with the ruling.

The appeal judge is expected to make a ruling in a couple of weeks.

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