I want to thank everyone that attended for making sure that yesterday’s meeting went relatively smoothly. It turns out that Jeff Latas and temporary chair Fred DuVal worked out the terms of much of the procedural debate before the meeting. I was one of many who saw their conversation at a distance and it looked heated, but their agreement in how this would be presented and worked out by the full body saved us from the acrimony and pie-throwing we would otherwise have seen.
Rodney Glassman gave a gracious concession speech and, although things weren’t bad at that point, it probably helped keep matters calm.
Aside from two smaller incidents (the threat at the credentials committee and the scattered hoots during Ron Barber’s call), I think we conducted ourselves well. Thank you.
Word cloud of yesterday’s live blog, courtesy of Wordle (click to enlarge):