Santa Clara University president, a friend of Biden, on leave pending investigation of alleged impropriety

SAN JOSE, Calif. – In a stunning development for California’s oldest institution of higher learning, Santa Clara University President Rev. Kevin O’Brien has been placed on leave pending an investigation into reports of unspecified impropriety. O’Brien, 54, who became Santa Clara University’s 29th president two years ago and presided over a Mass attended by president-elect Joe Biden in January before he was sworn in, has agreed to cooperate fully with the investigation, said a notice from John M. Sobrato, chair of the University Board of Trustees. Sobrato’s note said the university was informed…

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