“I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got." Richard M. Nixon, quoted in the Washington Post, November 18, 1973.
For all the liars, cheaters and incompetent cronies of Wayne Watson who populate the upper administrative ranks at Chicago State, I have a few questions. First, do you sometimes find your enthusiasm for corruption and incompetence waning? Second, do you notice that you are having difficulty obtaining those unearned raises and promotions? Third, do you require inspiration elsewhere than from the exploits of the most accomplished liars and cheaters at the top of the administrative ranks? Fourth, do you occasionally question the infallibility of that “giant” of a president, that eminent "educator" Wayne Watson?
All you need is a little morning inspiration to get you back on track. Here at the Faculty Voice Blog, we attempt to appeal to a broad cross-section of the university community, or our “family” as the administrative “team” is so fond of calling Chicago State. In that spirit, and in keeping with the kind of intellectual integrity modeled by our upper administrators, I humbly present your daily plagiarized inspirational quotation. Of course, what better source exists for plagiarized material than the dissertation of our most distinguished plagiarist, the Vice President and Chief Plagiarizing Officer of Chicago State University?
Today’s quote comes from page 25 of Angela Henderson’s dissertation. It’s stolen from:
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, “Conceptions of the Transition to Adulthood: Perspectives from Adolescence Through Midlife,” Journal of Adult Development 8-2 (2001): 133-43. Quotation from p. 142. Here it is:
Here's what appears on Henderson's dissertation. It inspires with its rhetoric and its purloined character gives it extra spice. Enjoy!
If this sterling example of intellectual theft does not convince you that with fraud and deception all things are possible, you can always convince yourself that you've earned everything you've got, just like Richard Nixon.