Dear AUSU Members,
I am writing today in regards to recent circumstances surrounding AUSU and The Voice. In the absence of both an Executive Director and President, I am currently (Acting) Editor in Chief of The Voice and (Acting) President of AUSU.
After the release of the April 17, 2015 issue of The Voice, our office received a legal complaint regarding the content in one of the articles. As (Acting) AUSU President, per Bylaw 6.5 (d), I am responsible to protect AUSU and The Voice from legal and reputational threats. At the same time, I fully realize and respect that per AUSU Bylaw 7.5.3, The Voice is an autonomous publication and is to operate without interference from Councilors or Executives. Due to these conflicting interests, I made the decision to temporarily suspend the issue of the magazine while I sought legal advice on how to proceed.