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The three finalists vying to become the next chancellor of UMass Boston abruptly withdrew from consideration Monday, after public criticism from faculty members and a faculty statement that called all three candidates unqualified for the job.

University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan says he will not reopen the search and defended what he says was an "exhaustive, rigorous" process.


Fred Thys, WBUR reporter.  He tweets @fredthys.

Sharon Lamb, executive committee member of the UMass Boston Faculty Council. She is a professor of counseling and school psychology at the College of Education and Human Development.

This segment aired on May 21, 2018.


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