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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Interesting Article

From "Minding the Campus," an article called "Why University Presidents are Clueless About the World."

Even more interesting, the current UT administration seems to embody the negatives of both sides of the divide discussed in the article: Overpaid cronyism meets over-reliance on state support, the welfare-business model.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dedicated to the "New" Provost

"Just when I thought I was out . . . they pull me back in!" 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Always on the Menu . . .

It seems to have become the speciality of the house. Too rich for Bloggie! However the BOT (Board of Truth) seems to subsist wholly on it. Gobble, gobble, gobble!

Can we look forward to three more years?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Blowin' Smoke

Have you noticed that the "educational model" that now informs administrative thinking at the University is the old 1930s-40s public health model? Everybody stands in line and gets a shot from the same hypodermic. Very advanced!

Monday, May 2, 2011

M.D. = "Master of Deception?"

Bloggie always thought that M.D. was the abbreviation for "Medical Doctor." What a silly assumption! Bloggie is so embarrassed!

Reading this article we see that the president boasts top level UT administrators "will forgo" raises again for the third year. This shallow equivocation sidesteps the generous (lavish) bonuses and other forms of compensation they have been rewarding themselves all along. Sources claim they have even set up deferred compensation packages for themselves.

Sources also maintain that Logie and McMillan were pounded out after disagreement with the president, despite recent great face-saving public praise.

Let's see? M.D? Master of Disingenuousness? That would seem to apply, too.

What does the BOT think of what appears to be a systematic policy of deception? Certainly no one can now be imagining that BOT means "Board of Truth." And aren't "Trustees" people in whom one can trust? Bloggie would like to see Trust in the Board restored and preserved.