A Compendium of Reports and Editorials Concerning
The Saunders' Administration's Galaxy Tab Scandal
November 17, 2011
. . . breaking news . . . Provost Lyman Resigns; More to
Follow? HATTIESBURG – Late on 16-Nov-2011, USM public
relations officials announced that USM provost Robert
Lyman has resigned his administrative position and moved
to the faculty ranks. Citing “personal reasons” for Lyman’s
resignation, USM president Martha Saunders noted that
Lyman helped move the academic side of the USM house
through some rough times in recent years.
November 18, 2011
November 19, 2011
Special Report - Where is Martha Saunders (in the Galaxy
Tab Scandal)?In August 2011, when the Galaxy Tab scandal
first broke, usmnews.net and its readers raised the obvious
question -- "No doubt this was an inside deal ... where was
the bid for these services? Was this the best price the State
could negotiate for an "experiment"?" Now three senior
administrators at Southern Miss have been suspended for
their role. However, one must ask, what is Martha Saunders'
roll in this mess? Certainly, Saunders was front and center
in the PR extravaganza, all smiles, as she passed out the
Galaxy Tabs to selected students. There she was taking
credit for her offering as if she were Mrs. Claus.
November 20, 2011
November 21, 2011
Burying the Scandals Editorial The Galaxy Tab computer
scandal is not the first time Southern Miss has been
implicated in the misuse of University and state funds. In
April 2010, usmnews.net and the local newspapers were
reporting on the situation surrounding possible misconduct
in the USM Research Foundation.
November 23, 2011
November 24, 2011
November 29, 2011
Whose Idea was it to Ship a Galaxy Tab to Hank Bounds?
We Already Know An Editorial by Duane Cobb By now,
regular readers of USMNEWS.net are quite familiar with
USM’s Samsung Galaxy Tab scandal, or what The
Student Printz is now calling Tabletgate. This scandal has
already resulted in reputation hits to (former) USM
provost Robert Lyman, chief information officer Homer
Coffman, and procurement/contract services director
Mike Herndon. These three men have each been placed
on administrative leave by USM president Martha
Saunders, although Lyman resigned his administrative
position at USM just days before Tabletgate was born.
December 2, 2011
December 9, 2011
. . . breaking news . . . “Who Knew What When?”
HATTIESBURG – The question posed in the title of this
report above is the very one posed to USM faculty senate
president Timothy Rehner at the faculty senate’s
2-Dec-2011 meeting. That Watergate-esque question
refers, of course, to the recent Tabletgate scandal that has
been covered extensively by USMNEWS.net and many
other media outlets.
Dear usmnews.net, I just read the recent story on the
Galaxy Tab. It appears that Saunders may have thrown
Lyman under the bus to save herself.
December 6, 2011
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