Yeah, it’s a big deal. Now the media is all up on this story. And it only took a newspaper in Kenosha, Wisconsin of all places to recognize just how big of a deal it is.
Reporter Gary Kunich of the Kenosha News has the skinny on everything surrounding Robert Felner. The news of his role in the investigation (which we broke), him resigning from his new job and everything in between.
Take a look:
According to a report on Page One Kentucky, an online news blog, Felner was packing up his office in Louisville Friday when federal investigators swarmed in to cart away computers and paperwork from his office and other areas of the College of Education. The blog said federal agents escorted Felner to the bathroom and out of the building.
Page One reported that sources at the school said the investigation surrounds up to $17 million total in grant money, and many on the Louisville faculty had tried to get Felner fired.
How fancy is that? Local media blinks when we throw a story in its lap. Media from another state gives credit where credit is due.
And check this choice quote:
“I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome,” said Christine Evans, head of the Parkside search committee, at the time. “It really was a case that Felner is so superb that no one was going to look better than him. He’s very energetic; he’s very idealistic, and he really has a genuine hunger to make a difference, or he is able to present himself that way.”
Long story short, this is now out there for public consumption and open for discussion. And we’re only scratching the surface.