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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Laugh Of The Day

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 07:14:41 AM EST
    Tags: WSU, U of M, Mary Sue Coleman, Allan Gilmour, Consolidation, Money, Autonomous Business, Funny (all tags)

    Sometimes overpaid, overly powerful, over egoed individuals can cartoon themselves in a single line. Mary Sue Coleman's comment during a discussion on consolidation just struck me as humorous.  from the Ivory Tower:
    "We are market driven," Coleman said. "If we are offering a degree that nobody wants, we drop it."
    Uhh  yeah, but Mary sue? If you eliminate ALL "Non Market" elements from the program, could you still say that?  

    Right.  I thought so. But the chuckles don't stop there. WSU president Allan Gilmour says there's not much "clamor" for consolidation.

    "The alternative (to autonomous universities) is a czar, a commission in Lansing," he said, adding he didn't think any of the business leaders in the audience would want politicians running their companies.

    Oh heavens no.  Not politicians.  In fact I agree.  

    But Mr Gilmour? They pay to play. WE pay to play.  So maybe you ought to swear off public assistance entirely and for the benefit of M.S. Coleman and yourself become TRULY autonomous, so that you can attain TRUE market status.

    Ask your economics departments how that will work for you.

    And carry a laugh prompt card for use as necessary.

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    Ah yes, Mr. Gilmour .. (none / 0) (#1)
    by Corinthian Scales on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 07:46:32 AM EST
    You won't see Mr. Gilmour advocating to sever WSU influence on Lansing anytime soon.  It wouldn't be prudent towards his agenda.

    Mary Sue speaking down to us from on high (none / 0) (#5)
    by RushLake on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 04:52:20 PM EST
    there on Mount UM in the People's Republic of. Interesting that she is interested in saving money, so she says. Maybe so she can spend it on green initiatives at UM: detnews.com/article/.../U-M-invests-$14M-in-green-technology

    Of course, when your more than half a million dollar annual salary and Harvard of the West university is subsidized by substantial taxpayer dollars, you can afford to be magnanimous.


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