Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Confidence game

In today's Eagle:
At a rally outside the Memorial Student Center before the Board of Regents meeting Monday morning, Bob Bednarz, speaker of the faculty senate, read a statement saying that recent actions by A&M System officials led him to believe that faculty input is neither valued nor desired.

"I fear that the events of the past month have had significant negative impacts on faculty morale, on the academic image of Texas A&M, and, therefore, on our ability to attract and retain the best and brightest people who are recruited to A&M by the faculty.
Attracting and retaining the best and brightest people takes costs money. Vision 1920 is a creative solution to our budget problems. The Ags who went to A&M in the 1920s were part of the greatest generation. By hiring faculty who only have to teach what was good enough for in the 1920s, we can keep tuition low, and we won't have to hire those liberal hippies who want to ruin what makes A&M a damned fine university.

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