Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Calhoun statement on APR is step in right direction

Jim Calhoun may have come kicking and screaming into the age of political correctness, but his response to the official APR announcement Tuesday was perfect. There was no mixed message and no sniping at a process that clearly has its warts.
Calhoun’s message Tuesday that “we are going to attack this is the only way I know how and that it to work as hard as possible to get better,” was a clear and welcome break from the previous stance that saw him dig in harder and harder against the process.
Even his valid points – and he had several to make over the years – served no positive purpose because it sent a mixed message about the importance of academics at a school of higher learning.
As we wrote Sunday, (http://www.newhavenregister.com/articles/2011/05/21/sports/doc4dd87ae7e07de365755656.txt) we believe first year academic advisor Felicia Crump is the right person to get UConn back on track, but she needs unambiguous support from Calhoun toward achieving their target numbers.
Tuesday, Calhoun took the first step toward giving her clear support.


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