Sonoma State University - Controversies


In the spring of 2005, the Learning Disability program at SSU was under investigation by the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights Case # 09-05-2100, for failing to meet Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title II. The Office of Civil Rights found Disable Student Services accommodations policy in violation of Title II.

In May 2007, SSU faculty voted no confidence in President ArmiƱana based upon financial issues surrounding the building of the Green Music Center, and faculty allegations that the building of the center took money away from academic programs. The center, originally intended to be a $10 million project, grew into a $120 million complex as additional venues and features were added to the original plan. In fact, the construction of the Center was initially funded by bond measures, loans and private donations as the use of academic funds for other uses is illegal. The Board of Trustees continues to support ArmiƱana despite the vote.

In February 2010, the FBI and investigators from the Sonoma County District Attorney's offices raided the campus's administrative and finance offices, seizing dozens of boxes from a storage area, as well as examining computers. The operation focused on an alleged misuse of federal grant money by the California Institute for Human Services (CIHS), a unit closed by SSU in 2007. The two top CIHS administrators were dismissed at that time.

Read more about this topic:  Sonoma State University

Other articles related to "controversies":

Carmelites - History - Controversies With Other Orders
... At this period, however, they became involved in controversies with other orders, particularly with the Jesuits ... of Valencia and inquisitor-general of the Holy Office, forbade all further controversies between the Carmelites and Jesuits ...
Human Intelligence - Psychometrics - Controversies
... dispute about the psychometric approach itself, there are several controversies regarding the results from psychometric research ...
John Doolittle - Controversies - Investigation of Charles Hurwitz
... The Times reported that "Although Washington politicians frequently try to help important constituents and contributors, it is unusual for members of Congress to take direct steps to stymie an ongoing investigation by an agency such as the FDIC." The article concluded, "in the Hurwitz case, Doolittle and Pombo were in a position to pressure the FDIC and did so." On April 19, 2007, Doolittle resigned from the Committee on Appropriations in response to a raid by the FBI at his Northern Virginia home ... The raid stemmed from possible involvement by his wife in the Abramoff investigation. ...
John Prescott - Criticism and Controversies
... Prescott has been involved in a number of controversies and incidents that have caused public concern and widespread media interest ... There have been additional controversies over sexual infidelities and harassment allegations ...