Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Guess Who Is Getting Office Space in the Library?

For those of you wondering when our departing president is actually leaving campus, the answer is: apparently never. Remember 2009? Richard Daley, likely tired of this academic and administrative fraud's act, cashiered him from City Colleges, but as a reward for something, local politicians insured he was able to surface as Chicago State's new president. Now it's 2015, and after nearly destroying CSU, someone in the university has decided that he needs office space in the library--apparently to write a book. In addition, he's supposedly going to have at least one support person working with him in this endeavor. For me this raises several questions. First, how much is this going to cost the taxpayers? We don't have a state budget, but we can spend money for this. Second, who authorized those expenses and the allocation of university office space for someone who should be embarrassed to show his face on campus? Third, how long is this arrangement supposed to continue? Here are some photographs taken yesterday that show the two offices allocated to the outgoing president and his support staff. You'll note the work being done in one of the offices. Certainly here on the beautifully maintained Chicago State campus, this is a project of the highest priority. Honestly, you can't make this stuff up.





10 comments:

  1. Holy unauthorized office space Batman! Surely the BOT cannot be duped by the old "I'm writing a book" con. And surely the new president wouldn't want a failure hanging around reminding people of more than six years of abject failure, right??? How much did this unnecessary decorating cost the university? Maybe the cost of a student scholarship???

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  2. Ah...a place for him to hang around in and think great thoughts. This remodeling would very likely have paid for a couple of deserving students to attend classes at CSU.

    He will be like a ghost that the new president will have to deal with

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  3. What university or state policy allows for such an outrageous abuse of state services and space allocation in a state building? Will the so-called "academic" library ever be returned to its original use as such a place? If the library has room to give over two offices to an ex-administrator with a big pension, it should be making offers to far more deserving emeriti faculty.
    The question needs to go out to Anthony Young and Nikki Zollar, what are you doing? Just why are you keeping Dr. Watson on campus? What exactly is his status? Why bring in Dr. Calhoun in January if his predecessor is still going to be haunting the halls? If I were the incoming president I would be livid at this decision.
    I can tell you one thing, no medieval king, bishop, or warlord or any modern power-broker for that matter would stand for the potential establishment of a rival court. Spare us any further court intrigue. Wayne Watson and Leon Finney could not usher Frank Pogue off campus fast enough. Dr. Calhoun deserves more respect than to have to make nice with a has-been president when he starts his new job.

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  4. Shame on CSU. When they have a 30% cut in funds,how can they afford an office and a staff for "lil Wayne". Is this how we treat individuals who fail? Does he get a room in the mansion on the hill, and use of a car? GONE, BUT NOT GONE, HOW SAD!!!

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  5. I suppose we should be glad that he isn't staying on as a tenured professor at $250K a year. Or is he?

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  6. Surely they will check the room for bugs.

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    1. After he leaves they will be bringing in an extermination team. No sense in doing it before he leaves as he brings cucarachas and serpientes wherever he goes.

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    2. The solution to toxic waste is rarely more toxicants. I recommend backing off and nuking the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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  8. We don't have a state budget, but we can spend money for this. Second, who authorized those expenses and the allocation of university Office space for lease for someone who should be embarrassed to show his face on campus?

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