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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

While I was gone

The problem with being gone is when no one notices. I spent Wednesday to Sunday last week at the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas. (Due to some unwise decision-making I will continue to work until I'm eighty.) While I was gone LJ gave his state of the university address and laid off more staff. So I want to get this right; everything is being done brilliantly here but these folks have to go. And, ignore the big fancy brochures that must have cost the university a mint and will have no useful purpose. I wonder if the group being laid off got a copy? Along those same lines our fair provost took an entourage to Arizona State for a day. Again, I'm just guessing here, but I'll bet the people who got laid off were not among those who got to go on the trip. Some seem to spend like drunken sailors and then tell others to tighten their belts. I assume my bonus is in the mail.

The Provost is coming to the A & S Meeting today. I wonder if she'll tell us where all our departments are going to land or will she hold that off till we leave for the summer. For a university that talks in such high tones (transformative force and all that), we sure do treat people like cogs in a machine.


Anonymous said...

And... how about the big 2-page "ad" for 100 Years of the College of Arts and Sciences that ran in the Sunday Blade a week ago Sunday? With inaccurate information, even. Are they so stupid or uncaring as to not get simple facts right? Or is the misinformation intentional? And if so, for what purpose?

Anonymous said...

What is inaccurate?

Anonymous said...

My wife commented on the 2 page ad.

In LJ's speech he mentioned that UT should get engaged with the community to fight obesity and diabetes. At the same time on the east side of UH the university was passing out free food: hot dogs, hamburgers, bratwurst, chips, cookies and pop. Pretty ironic.