October 10, 2013 |
Georgetown women's basketball Coach Keith Brown resigned Thursday, eight days after university officials placed him on administrative leave following complaints of unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language that were lodged by some of his players. Brown's resignation, submitted to and accepted by Athletic Director Lee Reed on Thursday, is effective immediately. "We expect the highest standards of behavior and professionalism from all members of our university," Stacy Kerr, Georgetown's assistant...
June 7, 2008 |
West Virginia University President Michael Garrison announced his resignation yesterday, seeking to end a scandal stemming from the university's awarding of an unearned degree to the governor's daughter. Garrison said he hoped his resignation, effective in September, would end the turmoil at the university, where in recent months faculty members have passed a resolution of no confidence in him, alumni have withdrawn millions of dollars in gifts, and students have expressed fear that their degrees have been devalued.
April 16, 2012 |
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI turned 85 on Monday (April 16) amid renewed speculation about his declining health and possible resignation. The German-born pope has appeared tired and fatigued in recent months and admitted at a morning Mass to being in "the final leg of the path of my life. " But on Sunday, he signaled his resolve to carry on with his duties as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, asking the faithful to pray that he have the "strength" to "fulfill his mission.
October 3, 2009
URBANA, Ill. -- Trustees at the University of Illinois have accepted the resignation of the school's president in the wake of an admissions scandal. Joseph White will officially leave his job at the end of this year. The trustees also named former university president Stanley Ikenberry as the temporary replacement for White. Ikenberry was president at the University of Illinois from 1979 through 1995. The university has been caught up in a scandal over political influence...
November 9, 2012
Here is CIA Director David H. Petraeus's resignation statement, sent to agency employees Friday afternoon: Message from the Director Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as D/CIA. After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours.
July 29, 2009 |
Alexandria Police Chief David P. Baker ended his 40-year career in law enforcement Tuesday with a short, melancholy letter to the members of his department, three days after his drunken driving arrest. "It is with a great deal of humility and remorse that I announce my retirement from the Alexandria Police Department," he wrote. ". . . Words cannot describe the pride I feel having had the opportunity to lead such a great department. " His undoing came Saturday night in Arlington, where he collided with a car, sending the driver to...