Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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Hey hey there!

Classes have started, and that means homework and early wake-up times. I'll be putting something up later about my initial thoughts.

In the meanwhile (since I don't have much time tonight [8am class tomorrow - blech]), I just wanted to share something that I thought was pretty interesting.

In case you hadn't heard, Robert Dynes, the corrupt and incompetent President of the UC, who essentially stole money from the system (through compensation scandals) as tuition prices were increasing, announced last week that he was "retiring". Good riddance, I say. Problem is, they're giving him a year of administrative leave with $405,000 pay. Not really the best way to fire someone, I think.

However, I'm not going to go into him (this is a good opinion piece, though). There was another retirement announced shortly after this one. It was the Dean of my new college (and former California Representative) Tom Campbell. Now, my feelings on this are a little different, because the man was not really corrupt or incompetent, and he actually seemed like a downright decent person.

One thing, though, that really stuck out to me was the press release for his retirement. Just read the first sentence:

Tom Campbell, the Bank of America Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, will step down from his position next summer after completing his five-year appointment, he told faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the school on Monday, August 27.


Nevermind that it's a mouthful. Look at it one more time:

Tom Campbell, the Bank of America Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley...


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Okay, I can accept having corporate sponsored stadiums...and I can accept having corporate sponsored events (barely)...but a corporate sponsored dean? Particularly at a public institution? Don't you think that's going just a wee bit overboard, fellas?

1 comment:

Christopher said...

One word:

Captialism...

-Comrade Chavez