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Monday, February 22, 2010

Furloughs One More Time

I read with interest the Independent Collegian article about furloughs. The part that surprised me most was the response from Provost Gold. While the Main campus seems to have a plan, his response was one of we'll get around to it when we have to. There were no specifics. This raises several questions.

1. Does the Provost have a brilliant plan and was merely missquoted by the IC?

2. Does the Health Sciences Campus Provost not need a plan?

3. Is the Provost of the Health Sciences Campus so busy promoting research and bringing in millions that this has just slipped his mind? By the by, rumor has it that research dollars on their campus have fallen for several years in a row. But that's probably just a rumor.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have no way of knowing about the reduction in research funding other than what is reported here.

However, if it is true, it is the natural outcome of supporting your “fair haired boys” who talk a good game but produce nothing. Meanwhile I see the “steady Eddies” who don’t say much but are always hard at work at their research being ignored and struggling for support from the university.

This administration has a good record of doing that. One of these days, hopefully in my lifetime, this will catch up to them.