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Report: More controversy in Rutgers AD selection process

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09:47 AM ET 06.02 | The questioning of the two finalists for the Rutgers University athletic director job was glaringly dissimilar on at least one highly sensitive issue, The Post has learned. A source told The Post that Julie Hermann was a given a free pass on questions regarding the NCAA's new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender-Questioning (LGBT-Q) guide, whereas candidate Sean Frazier was skewered by questioning so hostile from one member of the Rutgers search committee it necessitated a letter of apology to Frazier, a deputy athletic director at Wisconsin. The letter was written by Rutgers search committee member Jeffrey Longhofer, an associate professor in the school of social work and director of the Tyler Clementi Center. Clementi was a Rutgers freshman who committed suicide on Sept, 22, 2010, three days after a video outing him as gay went viral. According to a source, Longhofer asked Hermann one question: Was she aware of The NCAA's guide -- to assist administrators, coaches and students to develop a more inclusive environment for LGBT-Q students -- that was released in March? Hermann said she was familiar with the guide. Longhofer did not follow up with any additional questions, said the source. Frazier was asked virtually the same question, said the source. Frazier also answered he was aware of the guide. The source said Longhofer then subjected Frazier to a barrage of additional questions so hostile in nature, other committee members felt it was beyond the pale. The source said the line of questioning and Frazier's answers reached the point of being "argumentative."

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June 2, 2013  10:09 AM ET

With each new story, my jaw just hangs.

If you wrote a movie of the week with all of these vignettes, you would cut some out in hopes of retaining some believability.

June 2, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Each new article about this situation makes Rutgers look more inept. It makes you wonder how does this happen?

June 2, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Rutgers needs purging. Numerous heads must roll before any semblance of credibility can be restored.

June 2, 2013  10:54 AM ET

The search committee Rutgers paid for gave them 40 names. Hermann was not one of the 40 names on that list. Only one person at Rutgers wanted this hire. Amazed at how that happened.

June 2, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Seems pretty easy to infer a political agenda has been at work here in the hiring of a new AD at Rutgers.

June 2, 2013  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

With each new story, my jaw just hangs.If you wrote a movie of the week with all of these vignettes, you would cut some out in hopes of retaining some believability.

Truth is stranger than fiction, and you can't make this stuff up, the hits just keep coming, and other trite clich??s by me. ;)

Like your use of "vignettes."

June 2, 2013  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

With each new story, my jaw just hangs.If you wrote a movie of the week with all of these vignettes, you would cut some out in hopes of retaining some believability.

Truth is stranger than fiction, and you can't make this stuff up, the hits just keep coming, and other trite clich??s by me. ;)

Admire your use of "vignettes," BTW.

I see you're also into anagrams, Love Broncos.

June 2, 2013  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Rutgers needs purging. Numerous heads must roll before any semblance of credibility can be restored.

+1K. Funny how the whole Rutgers imbroglio is unfolding on the eve of their admission into the B1G. Simple coincidence?

June 2, 2013  11:23 AM ET

Quid Quad. Omit copy.

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June 2, 2013  11:58 AM ET

This is looking very much like the internal strife MSU went through when Pereles was AD and DiBaggio president. If the factions at Rutgers don't kiss and make up real quick, all of their athletic programs will suffer.

June 2, 2013  11:58 AM ET

It smells to me of a gay man taking care of a Lesbian applicant.

June 2, 2013  12:04 PM ET

Rumor has it that Rutgers is looking to hire Michelle Bachmann to be the new director of the Tyler Clementi Center.

June 2, 2013  12:48 PM ET

Funny how the GLBT agenda has become so important in corporate America.

June 2, 2013  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Funny how the GLBT agenda has become so important in corporate America.

They want to be treated like everyone else, unless it suits a particular agenda...

June 2, 2013  04:08 PM ET

... and the hits just keep on coming!

June 2, 2013  08:50 PM ET

The BIG should recede their offer and not let Rutgers into the TEN.

June 2, 2013  09:10 PM ET

Classic clusterf***!

June 2, 2013  11:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Seems pretty easy to infer a political agenda has been at work here in the hiring of a new AD at Rutgers.

what a shock.

 
June 2, 2013  11:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Funny how the GLBT agenda has become so important in corporate America.

the gay mafia at work. it's payback time, with a vengence. motivated with pure emotion instead of rational thought.

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