The Latest on the turmoil at Mount St. Mary's University after an uproar over the president's plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them tuition refunds:

7:20 p.m.

Faculty members of Mount St. Mary's University have voted overwhelmingly to ask the school's president to resign by Monday morning.

They announced the 87-to-3 vote Friday evening despite President Simon Newman's afternoon announcement that he was reinstating two faculty members he had fired amid an uproar over his plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them tuition refunds.

The faculty members were fired and the school's provost was demoted after a Board of Trustees investigation into the student newspaper's report that Newman had likened struggling freshman to baby rabbits that should be killed.

The letter to Newman says the negative public attention has interfered with their ability to continue in their work and to attract new students and teachers.

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5:30 p.m.

The embattled president of a Catholic university in Emmitsburg, Maryland, says he's reinstating two faculty members he fired this week amid an uproar over a plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail and offer them refunds if they chose to leave.

Mount St. Mary's University President Simon Newsman said in a statement Friday afternoon that philosophy professor Thane Naberhaus and law instructor Edward Egan would be reinstated immediately.

They were dismissed Monday, and the school's provost was demoted, after an investigation into the student newspaper's report that Newman had likened struggling freshman to baby rabbits that should be killed. Newman has apologized for the comment.

He says he's committed to mending his relationship with the faculty and wants to "make a new beginning as a unified team."