After weeks of a burgeoning national controversy, the faculty at Mount Saint Mary’s University voted overwhelmingly (87-3) to ask President Simon Newman to resign.

Mount St. Mary’s University has enjoyed an excellent reputation for its Catholic identity in recent years, earning a spot in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a publication of The Cardinal Newman Society. But that spot seems to be in jeopardy in light of recent reports and allegations concerning the new president of the university, Simon Newman, urging faculty to usher weaker students out of the school as quickly as possible in an effort to improve the retention rate at the school. According to the Washington Post, Newman said of struggling freshman that you can’t think of them as “cuddly bunnies” and that, “You just have to drown the bunnies … put a Glock to their heads.”

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