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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  WVU changes course
   Posted: 8/30/2023 7:45:42 AM 
https://pge.post-gazette.com/.pf/showstory/202308290124/3

Modifying some of the changes in curriculum.
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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: WVU changes course
   Posted: 8/30/2023 8:58:49 AM 
Gee is taking a well-deserved beating. And the board deserves the heat simply for hiring the clown.

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  Message Not Read  RE: WVU changes course
   Posted: 8/30/2023 10:45:48 AM 
SBH wrote:
Gee is taking a well-deserved beating. And the board deserves the heat simply for hiring the clown.



I never understood his reputation. He was in his first run at OSU when I was a staffer working on higher ed policy at the statehouse. He came off to me as a shameless self-promoter who essentially walked into benefitting from all the real heavy lifting that his predecessor had done. He parlayed that into the job at Brown, and they ran him off pretty quickly. I don't know how he did at Vanderbilt, but his second stint at OSU was a cluster****, and they ran him off. Now, it looks like he totally screwed WVU and exploded their budget thinking he could turn it into OSU.
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  Message Not Read  RE: WVU changes course
   Posted: 8/30/2023 10:53:32 AM 
OUPride wrote:
SBH wrote:
Gee is taking a well-deserved beating. And the board deserves the heat simply for hiring the clown.



I never understood his reputation. He was in his first run at OSU when I was a staffer working on higher ed policy at the statehouse. He came off to me as a shameless self-promoter who essentially walked into benefitting from all the real heavy lifting that his predecessor had done. He parlayed that into the job at Brown, and they ran him off pretty quickly. I don't know how he did at Vanderbilt, but his second stint at OSU was a cluster****, and they ran him off. Now, it looks like he totally screwed WVU and exploded their budget thinking he could turn it into OSU.


So, now he'll probably get hired at another school and be a failure there, too.


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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  RE: WVU changes course
   Posted: 8/30/2023 12:10:40 PM 
Maybe, but he'll be 80 next year. Unless you mean president of the USA.
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  Message Not Read  RE: WVU changes course
   Posted: 8/30/2023 12:46:50 PM 
giacomo wrote:
Maybe, but he'll be 80 next year. . .


Old presidents never die, they just lose their faculties.

OK, that's bad . . . but sometimes I can't help myself.


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OUPride
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  Message Not Read  RE: WVU changes course
   Posted: 9/1/2023 10:50:07 AM 
Good breakdown on the mess that Gee created and some observations that might apply to any public university today.

https://thebaffler.com/latest/capture-the-flagship-hogan
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  Message Not Read  RE: WVU changes course
   Posted: 9/1/2023 12:28:40 PM 
OUPride wrote:
Good breakdown on the mess that Gee created and some observations that might apply to any public university today.

https://thebaffler.com/latest/capture-the-flagship-hogan


One more indication that 1984 has arrived in the third decade of the 21st Century:

"This year, administrators added new language to faculty appointment that subjected faculty to discipline for speaking out against university policy, specifically prohibiting them from publicly opposing 'change that is for the greater good.'”


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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: WVU changes course
   Posted: 9/5/2023 6:57:49 AM 
There's an interesting article by Leah Willingham of the AP about
the whole West Virginia mess.

Its on MuckRack.
Just google Leah Willingham
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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  RE: WVU changes course
   Posted: 9/5/2023 4:48:45 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
There's an interesting article by Leah Willingham of the AP about
the whole West Virginia mess.

Its on MuckRack.
Just google Leah Willingham


Good article. This is all you need to know:

WVU has spent millions of dollars on construction projects in recent years, including a $100 million new home for the university’s business school, a $35 million renovation of a 70-year-old classroom building and $41 million for two phases of upgrades to the football team’s building.
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