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Wednesday, January 25
7:59 p.m.Law School
Report of a visitor at 120 Tremont St.complaining about the sign in proce-dure. Report led.
Thursday, January 26
9:52 a.m.10 Somerset
Wellness check at 10 Somerset St. Reportled.
Friday, January 27
2:20 p.m.Donahue building
Larceny at 41 Temple Street. Reportled. Case open.
10:17 p.m.10 West
Report of a smell of maruana at 10West Street. Report led.
Saturday, January 28
12:59 a.m.Law School
Vandalism report at 120 Tremont St. Re-port led.
3:05 p.m.10 West
Drug and alcohol conscation at 10 WestSt. Report led
Sunday, January 29
12:44 a.m.10 West
Report of trespasser at 10 West St. Re-port led. Case closed.
1:45 p.m.10 West
Water leak at 10 West Street. Reportled.
Monday, January 30
1:25 a.m.150 Tremont
Harassment report at 150 Tremont St.Report led.
2:54 a.m.Archer Building
Larceny at 20 Derne Street. Report led.
on email non-stop since theappointment was made,”on January 18, said McCar-thy, who was managing twoBlackberries—one for Suolkand one for Baruch—whenhe spoke with
onFriday in a phone interview.He read up extensively onSuolk and began seing upmeetings with student groups,faculty, deans, and vice presi-dents for his rst days in of-ce, all while tending to hisresponsibilities at Baruch.It was “like having a duelpersonality almost,” said Mc-Carthy, who had to “switchfrom one job to another onshort notice. It’s been a jug-gling act. I’ve been spendinga lot of time with the interimprovost [to help] make surehe’s as up to speed as he can befor when he starts next week.”McCarthy has alsospent a lot of time talkingto Brown, the man who forthe past 15 months has ledthe university in the wake ofDavid Sargent’s retirement.The two have spoken“regularly, almost on a daily basis, reviewing reports andmaterials,” said Brown. “[I’mtrying to] give him a sense ofwhere we are. He has beeneager to be immersed in ev-erything that’s occurred inthe last year-and-a-half.”Brown, who becameSuolk’s provost in 2008,took on the role of actingpresident when Sargent re-tired in October 2010, so heis also familiar with hav-ing duel job responsibilities.“The president is the chiefexecutive ocer of the uni-versity,” he said. “[The presi-dent] articulates the direc-tion of the university, helpsit ourish, connects withalumni, the outside world,the press. [The president is]the voice of the universityinternally and externally.”The role of provost ismore of an internal one,dealing with budgets, man-aging the rest of the seniorsta and making sure facultyhave the resources they need.“The most reward-ing aspect [of being act-ing president] was to in-crease dialogue betweenfaculty members in the dif-ferent schools,” said Brown.“[We’ve] become moreopen, more communicative,more honest with each other. Icouldn’t really undertake theprocess until I assumed therole of acting president,” cre-ating “wonderful momentumfor Jim McCarthy,” he said.But Brown is eager to re-turn to the sole role of pro-vost. “It’s a big university andhaving one person manage allthat is not an easy process.”One of the biggest chal-lenges for Brown camewhen the university laid o20 employees in Septem- ber in an eort to cut costs.It was “very dicult forme personally and the uni-versity in general,” hesaid. “[This] period ofrecession has been astruggle for studentsand their families. Ilie awake at night,”thinking about the dif-cult decisions he hashad to make and howto make sure Suolkperforms at its best.Before that,Brown worked on“maintaining thestability of the uni-versity aer the res-ignation of Sargent.”Sargent’s res-ignation followeda period of contro-versy and negativepress for the school concern-ing his salary. Brown wouldnot comment specically onthe issue, saying it was “be-tween the president and the board of trustees,” who ne-gotiate the president’s salary.“My job was to makesure the university was run-ning smoothly,” he said, in-stead oering kind wordsfor Sargent, who served aspresident for more than 20years and the university formore than 50 years. “DavidSargent was a remarkableleader who caused the uni-versity to grow its populationof students and its physicalfootprint. You need a DavidSargent before you can go tothe stage that we’re in now.”McCarthy’s salary will be “well within the rangeof what’s appropriate,” saidBoard of Trustees ChairmanAndrew Meyer, who could notdisclose the specic amount because it is a private contract.His salary will be re-leased this spring as partof a tax from that all non-prot organizations haveto ll out, said Meyer.McCarthy acknowledgedthat he will probably need toaddress some sort of contro-versial issue at some point.“I think that some-thing will arise, no questionabout that. I hope to be herea long time, so somethingwill arise,” he said. “Whensomething comes up, it’svery important to address itthoughtfully and as quick-ly as possible. I don’t shyaway from dicult issues.”For now, McCarthy willhave to spend his time geingacquainted with Suolk—thestudents, faculty and sta, the buildings, and a pile of pa-perwork waiting on his desk.He is already planningto aend an event tomor-row kicking o Black HistoryMonth and has planned atown hall meeting for the Suf-folk community on Tuesday at1 p.m. in the C. Walsh Theatre.The meeting could berescheduled if a possible Pa-triots parade conicted withit, though plans are to moveforward with the meetingas of now, said Interim VicePresident of Marketing andCommunication Greg Gatlin.Brown said that McCar-thy has arrived at the perfecttime to lead the university’snext chapter. “I and otheradministrative folks will be there to support him sohe can develop his sense ofwhere to go in the future.”
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