Wow. EFL Associates, the search firm responsible for finding Robert Felner for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, charged $70,000 in fees and expenses. We’re pretty much certain at this time that UW-Parkside is convulsing on the floor of its local dive bar and/or trying to drink the pain away. Can you even imagine? $70,000 and EFL didn’t turn up a damn thing?
Also, some spokesman for UW-Parkside is whining that the only specifics about Felner and the federal investigation have come from Felner’s attorney. Isn’t it hilarious how people just sit in denial any time a lowly little blogger comes along and rocks their world? It’s like the one or two journalists that still exist who refuse to have anything to do with me or information I have obtained because I’m “just a blogger.”
But finally! The mainstream media reports what we’ve been saying all along: there was a vote of no confidence, the criminal investigation could involve the purchase of illegal goods/items, and are the MSM is now reporting all the little details we’ve had for days. See for yourself in this story by Gary Kunich of the Kenosha News.
Colleagues of Robert Felner at the University of Louisville tried to have him fired and gave him a “no confidence” vote during a 2006 staff meeting.
The Kenosha News has learned that it might also include the purchase of illegal goods.
Observers say investigators wouldn’t let Felner out of their sight and even followed him to the men’s room before escorting him from the building.
Oh, oh– and the Kenosha News actually gives credit where credit is due:
Jacob Payne, an editor for Page One Kentucky, a political news blog, said he spoke to several sources at the University of Louisville who said Felner argued with officials because he didn’t want to return his computers to the school last week.
On a more interesting note, the search firm tasked with bringing Felner to Kenosha was actually aware of the no-confidence vote (side story on the page) and UW-Parkside totally blew it off. Woopsie daisy.
Maybe it’s just our ego, but there appears to still be great journalism in places like Kenosha.
Read the rest – including some juicy rumor – after the jump…
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