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Northwestern President Morton Schapiro defends hiring Mike Polisky as athletic director, saying he met the ‘highest standard of conduct and character'

1 month ago   |   By Chicago Tribune

Following days of criticism surrounding Mike Polisky's hiring as Nothwestern's athletic director, university President Morton Schapiro released a letter Thursday explaining his decision and stating confidence Polisky met the “highest standard of conduct and character.”
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Northwestern University draws criticism over new athletic director hire

Northwestern University draws criticism over new athletic director hire

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

EVANSTON, Ill - Northwestern University is facing backlash over its pick for athletic director.
The Chicago-Tribune reports the Evanston-area university announced on Monday they would promote Mike Polisky, who has served as deputy athletic director since 2010. Polisky is part of an ongoing investigation, however.
He was named as a defendant in a federal lawsuit filed by a former cheerleader earlier this year.
The suit claims Polisky failed to address claims of sexual harassment. Six female faculty members sent an open letter demanding greater transparency.
They plan to protest in front of...
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