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U. of CT provost new president of U.. of TN (Thanks, Evie)

by Angeline Booher / April 22, 2004 8:20 AM PDT
(Knoxville-AP) -- The University of Tennessee board Wednesday afternoon chose University of Connecticut provost John Petersen as UT's next president.

Petersen was one of three finalists from an original pool of 47 applicants. The finalists underwent a third and final round of interviews this morning before the 23-member UT Board of Trustees.

The last two presidents of the university have left amid scandal.


http://www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?S=1803085

Welcome, President Petersen!

Angeline
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Well I had nothing to do with it ...
by Evie / April 22, 2004 8:26 AM PDT

... but you're very welcome! Don't know much about him to be honest, but UConn has expanded a lot and handled its increasing popularity very well and I'm sure he had a hand in that. Meanwhile I hope they make good on their promise to suspend and/or expel all those students involved in the recent disgraceful "celebrating" Sad Of course the first thing they learned in college was apparently to lawyer up ASAP!

Evie Happy

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Re:U. of CT provost new president of U.. of TN (Thanks, Evie)
by Angeline Booher / April 22, 2004 11:08 AM PDT
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Re:Re:U. of CT provost new president of U.. of TN (Thanks, Evie)
by Evie / April 22, 2004 10:14 PM PDT

Hi Angeline,

I guess this weekend is "Spring Weekend" -- an annual tradition at the University that peppers the state news each year with some sort of mischief. This year I heard there is talk of calling out our National Guard! Sad Meanwhile the student body prez was warning outside trouble-makers to stay away.

I have no numbers, but reports indicated that not all were students, but a fair percentage were. The University sent out a strong message immediately thereafter that those students would be suspended and/or expelled. If they don't stick to very real consequences for violating the student code of conduct (heck, when I was in college you risked disciplinary action for having a toaster oven in your dorm room) then this will continue. Even drunken students maniacal with frenzy over a big win/loss will probably think twice before engaging in such behavior in the future when they realize what is at stake.

I would like to know where students (in general) get their money these days. There are some who seem to be genuinely struggling to make ends meet and get a college degree, but far too many seem to be insulated financially during their college years -- not sure if there are a lot more financially capable parents willing to fund their kids with no strings attached, or if there is more loan availability with no academic strings attached or what -- but I recall most of my friends in college had some strings they felt on a more urgent basis. These kids seem to think they can do as they please and if the college doesn't adjust their standards to their "needs", they claim learning disability (common, and although possibly legitimate in some cases, there are far too many who don't attend enough classes to know ;)), or, as is the case with this latest criminal behavior, they lawyer up and blame the school for being overly aggressive in enforcing the law.

Evie Happy

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Re:Re:Re:U. of CT provost new president of U.. of TN (Thanks, Evie)

One evening I was leaving to met my date (later my husband) in the lobby. I was stopped by the House Mother, who said she and I would go back upstairs to check my room. Of course, it was a wreck. Yep, I had to clean it up before I could leave. Middle of summer. No air conditioning. Lots of sweat! Happy

During a Dean's office sit-in at Fisk University (expensive!), a father cane, beat down the door, and drug his son out. He said he wasn't paying for his son to being in protests, but to attend classes and graduate. The father also paid the university for the door.

Personally, I don;t think the kids who want to be permitted to do as they please started that attitude on entering college. I wager it began long before that. And they probably are drawn to peers who think the same way.

Angeline
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