People can “challenge whatever they like,” says Carleton interim president

September 6, 2017

“These days, if you don’t respond quickly, then you’re obviously hiding something,” says Interim Carleton University President Alastair Summerlee while speaking about how universities respond to controversies. Speaking with the Ottawa Citizen, Summerlee highlights some of the criticism Carleton has faced in the previous year over the approval of its sexual violence policy and the alleged lack of transparency in board decisions. Summerlee says that he will encourage students, staff, and all members of the university community to challenge the way things are done at the school, adding that “if we don’t help students learn how to do it, what hope do we have for society when they graduate?” Ottawa Citizen