Students Vote No Confidence in the President of Ohio University

Students at Ohio University in Athens have overwhelmingly supported a motion of no confidence in university president Roderick J. McDavis. More than 3,400 undergraduate students supported the no confidence motion against McDavis. And only 982 undergraduate students opposed the resolution. Among graduate students, the vote in favor of the no confidence resolution was 151-130.

Students at the university were angered by a new strict policy on alcohol and the elimination of four varsity sports. The university is also facing an $8.5 million shortfall. Many prominent faculty members are also calling for McDavis to resign.

Prior to the no confidence vote, several demonstrations were held on campus. Almost all of the students protesting against McDavis were white. Many black students rallied in support of McDavis. Blacks make up 3.6 percent of the undergraduate student body on the Athens campus.