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Ursinus In Uproar Over Chairman’s Tweets

COLLEGEVILLE PA – “Tweets by the chairman of Ursinus College’s board of trustees have drawn ire from some students and at least one fellow board member, who called them ‘elitist, racist, sexist, body-shaming,’ and ‘generally intolerant,’ and resigned over them Sunday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday (Sept. 6, 2016).

Staff writer Susan Snyder reported “the controversy at the small liberal arts school in Collegeville began last week after a student posted on Facebook the tweets by Michael C. Marcon, an insurance executive and 1986 Ursinus graduate. A four-page printout of the tweets also was circulated on campus.”

Marcon, chief executive president of Equity Risk Partners, said in a statement Monday night that ‘I am sorry for creating a situation that has led to frustration, confusion and disappointment … More is expected of a trustee, and I resolve to live up to the college’s high standards.'”

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