A Whitman County Superior Court judge has granted an immediate stay of the suspension of Washington State University football player Robert Barber. The university says it will continue its review of its Student Conduct Review process. Idaho Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports. (:55 )
Soon after the judge announced the stay of the suspension, the university released a statement from President Kirk Schulz saying the university respects the decision and that Robert Barber would be reinstated immediately as a student in good academic standing at WSU.
Schulz says the university will move forward with the external review of its student conduct process that started October 28. Schulz is heard here discussing that review process during a contentious Board of Regents meeting on Nov 4:
Kirk Schulz: “I concur that we should review our processes and make sure we have nationally recognized best in-class policies and procedures for student conduct procedures at WSU.”
It was at the Nov 4th meeting that Regents were asked during sometimes angry public testimony to reinstate Barber, but the board took no action. Barber had been suspended following an off-campus incident this summer.
I’m Glenn Mosley.
Link to WSU Statement of November 16, 2016:
Posted November 16, 2016