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Our chancellor just abruptly announced his retirement for later this year. Interesting.

Serving only 5 years, he will be the shortest serving Chancellor in our university's history.

@Cyborgneticz right. Kind of odd as he has been here for 27 years in other roles (faculty, etc.) left for 6, then returned as Chancellor. Everyone I talked to today was quite shocked he was leaving so quickly.

@drb That type of shit always sounds like 'oooh what are we going to learn in a month' hopefully that's not the case

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Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

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