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Chicago billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker, President Obama's pick for Commerce Secretary, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2013, before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on her nomination. A longtime Obama friend who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for both of his presidential campaigns, Pritzker is facing scrutiny at a Senate confirmation hearing for her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed in 2001. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
On May 20, the Akron Beacon Journal published the equivalent of a front-page, above-the-fold headline of “Dog Bites Man.” The headline tell us that a 2½-hour meeting with President Scott Scarborough didn’t change opinions of University of Akron faculty. After at least a year of turmoil, how much change would one expect in a single meeting?