THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE LANCE, THE UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR STUDENT NEWSPAPER:
NEWS, REVIEWS AND COMMENTARY, COURTESY OF THE PAPER TRAIL

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Detente

You know if there's one thing Gord loves, it's filling his shill cup full of Haterade and going after the U of W with all the zealous, average joe rage we've come to expect from him, but it's hard to fault him for this one.

As much respect as I have for Ross Paul, for all the good he's done and all the hard work he's put in for this university, there's really no way to justify getting over $600,000 over the next two years to go on sabbatical [though I wouldn't say his term was 'pleasant', Gordo. If I had to listen to you blather on about me everytime you felt slighted, I'd petition for hazard pay].

That said, the lack of acceptable rationale from the university admin, aside from assuring critics that such golden parachutes are normal in situations like these, will not sit well. If Ross does come back to teach after two years [hate all you want, the man could burn a trail out of that place for anywhere he wants, but he's staying. That says something], how is that going to sit with his other coworkers on the faculty? How are they going to feel as they run themselves ragged to contend with the next influx of budget cuts that will surely go their way, as their enrollment continues to rise? Will they resent the new boy in the department with the wad of hundreds in his wallet? If not, they're better human beings than me.

The whole thing sucks because it really is a bit of black eye on what has been an otherwise positive term, despite what anyone cares to say about engineering buildings or rising tuition costs.

So you get a pass this time, Gord. Though for such an insider, you could have dug up some original quotes.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home