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Lu’s Blues

Updated: Apr 15

Hardin: "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for those meddling kids and their dog!"

Poor Lu Hardin. It looked for a while as if the University of Central Arkansas president would weather the storm after finding himself the center of controversy when it was learned that he had received a hush-hush secret bonus of some $300,000.

Then it was revealed that he’d produced a memo to the Board of Trustees, “signed” by three UCA vice presidents, justifying the act. Except, whoops, those vice presidents had never seen, much less signed, the memo, and they disagreed with much of the content.

Hardin was pretty bruised up after all his blundering came to light, as well he should be. The villain in any given episode of “Scooby Doo” has a more airtight scheme than what Hardin tried to hatch.

But in true Arkansas fashion, it looked more and more as if he was a lock to survive.

But not so fast. The UCA Faculty Senate is considering what action to take in Hardin’s case—which actions may include calling for his resignation.

Does Lu make it out alive? Is it time to re-launch the Lu Hardin Steps Down to Spend More Time with His Family Watch?

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