Wednesday, December 28, 2011

No rest for the cranky!

This morning, via campus email, we received a message from our university president.  Here's the first paragraph (my emphasis added):

Last week, representatives from CNN visited our campus to determine if we had the capacity to hold a Republican presidential debate.  The representatives from CNN were  impressed with our campus and would like to hold the internationally-broadcast event in the Lazzara Performance Hall of the Fine Arts Center the evening of Thursday, Jan. 26. More than four million people are expected to watch this debate in the United States alone. In addition, it will air on CNN International, CNN Radio and Armed Forces Radio, giving UNF the domestic and global exposure we simply cannot buy. Student groups are particularly excited about the event and have asked UNF to work with CNN. I have agreed, as I would for any other major event that brings this type of prestige and publicity
Publicity, maybe, but prestige?  Really?  We want our university to share in the prestige emanating from this gang of serial hypocrites and abusers?

We're all doomed.

4 comments:

  1. Herman Cain came to MTSU on Dec. 2, 2011. By that time he was on his way out as a candidate.
    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111202/NEWS02/312020041/Herman-Cain-sticks-script-MTSU

    There was no hoopla from MTSU regarding the visit, which was probably wise since the university president had also been accused of sexual harassment in 2003. He is still there.
    http://www.mglaw.net/2007/12/mtsu-sexual-harassment-case-results-in-clarification-and-adoptionof-tennessee-discrimination-and-retaliation-standards/

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  2. And they are a particularly embarrassing lot, it seems. I feel your pain!

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  3. I think you would have more success if you could get one or more of the Kardashians to make an appearance there. Or maybe Lady Gaga could film her next video on campus. Perhaps a faculty member who hoards things could appear on one those hoarding shows. Almost anything would be more "prestigious" than that grotesque sideshow that the Republicans have put forth.

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  4. Hmmm... a show about hoarders, eh. That would be my office.

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