Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Apologize? What a difference another day makes...

April 8, 2007

“We’re sensitive to the fact that [Bo Carrington and Steve Schoeffel] and others believe that an apology is appropriate. That has not yet been determined to be the position of the university.” -- John Burness, Duke University Senior Vice President for Public Affairs [Daily Progress interview]

April 9, 2007
Burness said there is a segment of the population that has asked him if Duke will apologize to the players if their legal problems disappear. "I said," Burness replied, "for what?" [Newsday interview]

April 10, 2007
"I apologize for the content and tone of my comments. They are not consistent with the viewpoint or sentiment of the leadership of Duke University." [Newsday interview]

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8 comments:

Gus said...

So the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs is making statements to the public that "are not consistent with the viewpoint or sentiment of the leadership of Duke University." Umm... Yeah.

duke09parent said...

Secretary to Burness on the morning of April 10: "Pres. Brodhead is on 1"

Brodhead to Burness: "WTF were you thinking with that Newsday comment? Fix it!"

Anonymous said...

Rumour has it Burness was subjected to an "enlightening" experience which accounted for his quick turn around.

Anonymous said...

I e-mailed Brodhead yesterday taking Burness to task for his calloes remark; yet to fear back...

Chicago said...

Whom then are these comments attributed to Mr. Burness? Are you not Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at Duke?

Anonymous said...

Arrogant, elitist turd! Has the man no decency???

Anonymous said...

Where do people like Burness come from and how do they maintain their jobs?

bill anderson said...

Guess Burness had to add some crow to his diet....