Thursday, February 25, 2010

Priorities 101 with UNH President Huddleston

UNH is going through some pretty hectic times right now. With the faculty threatening to strike and to boycott summer classes tensions are high on campus. Especially for students who planned to use summer classes to graduate early. The administration and the professors have been bickering back and forth for a while without much progress being made. That being said, it is good to see that UNH President Mark Huddleston is working hard to find a solution. Just take a look at some of his recent tweets:

  • "Gotta love February in FL" - 8:05 PM Feb 23rd
  • "Rained out in golf. Movie marathon instead: Shutter Island and Invictus. Thumbs up to both, though glad Invictus 2nd. Needed the lift." - about 19 hours ago
  • "Tried golf again this morning . . . but defeated by wind and cold temps. iHOP proved a good alternative." - 7 hours ago
Oh, about that... Who does he think he is, George Bush? Taking vacations whenever work is too stressful. At least he is enjoying himself in Florida while everyone on campus is scrambling to figure what the fuck is going on. I've been scratching my head about this and I came to the conclusion, with the help of some of his so entertaining tweets, that his family took a vacation because his kids had their February vacation. But is it really appropriate for the President of a university to take a vacation when the professors of that university are on the verge of a possible strike?
Did Luke Skywalker take a vacation when the Jedi's had to blow up the deathstar? Did Batman take a vacation when the Joker put those bombs on the boats? Did Frodo take a vacation when the ring needed to be destroyed? Did he? Seriously, did he? I never saw the third movie.

Stay classy, not UMassy.

^ UMass, proving my sign-off once again. Also, UMaine bans smoking TOBACCO on campus.


  1. what a joke.................
    another wrong with UNH, Umile as the highest paid state employee

    what happened to the blog's banner why did you change it?

  2. yeah, Umile is way over paid...

    I went to resize the banner a while ago to make it fit better and it got all pixelated. So I just did a quick fix... I actually fixed it last weekend and forgot to add it back. haha, thanks for reminding me.

  3. Love this post! Short and sweet. Wolf

  4. Um, yeah... time to get a clue. faculty are not allowed to strike. Boycotting summer school will not matter, even if they do it there is plenty of non-union faculty to fill in. And WTF do you think a good time for a vacation would be? Seriously, it's not like he's running day-to-day operations here in any event.