Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The former chancellor of USF Polytechnic, who was criticized for buying giant slides and Star Wars statues with school money, resigned on ThursdayBullshiat.He was thrown down a Death Star reactor shaft by a disgruntled underling.
Pud: Hmmmm, that sounds about right./Tip o' the hat sir.
Zalan: He actually bought that stuff a few years back, so this is not the firing offense. However the fact that USF Polytechnic is breaking off to form their own school due to the main investor being a state senator who was trying to force the split so he could keep all the money the rest of the USF colleges spent to build that campus the buildings, the student body, hire the teachers, etc and run off with them scot-free.As it went, we got a less drastic budget cut because we went along with his plan, they get the buildings, the students get to finish their degrees if they are in progress and when that's over, all the teachers fall back to the USF system while Polytechnic tries to maintain accreditation with no students and no teachers. (but they have a cool Darth Vader statue!)
Bit'O'Gristle: 1. steal school funds for your personal star wars wackatorium
To The Escape Zeppelin!: Bit'O'Gristle: 1. steal school funds for your personal star wars wackatoriumWho said they were for personal use? Maybe he bought them as a long-term investment for the school. The way things are going putting your money in Star Wars figurines might be the safe bet.
BumpInTheNight: You'd expect a school like that to attract Trekkies not Starwars fans.
Apos: As a Trekkie,I despise this man on principle.
Farty McPooPants: Big slides? He can't use a projector like everybody else?
LesserEvil: [i.imgur.com image 450x264]"Hey, man... did you hear about Logan 5? He failed 3 classes this semester, so now he has to report to Carousel for this afternoon's Renewal Ceremony"Really, a video cost $140,000? Where can I get in on that scam, er, deal?
Bit'O'Gristle: Goodman had been on paid professional development leave from USF since December, when school president Judy Genshaft demoted him. She gave him the option of returning to campus after a year and as a faculty member making $150,000.Goodman was investigated after USF received complaints from Poly staffers about a hostile work environment. The investigation will now be closed and no report will be issued to the public.1. steal school funds for your personal star wars wackatorium2. Get caught3. Get paid leave4 Come back after a year and make 150 K.Did i miss anything?
kellynoel: So proud when my alma mater makes the main page.
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Eh. The alleged threats/hostile environment sound like a problem. But choosing inapt (but innocuous) art for the workplace, or taking a page from the likes of Google on office perks? That's a mistake under the circumstances but not all that buffoonish. Most companies/schools make similar "unnecessary" expenditures, just on stodgier equivalents.
DancingElkCondor: USF main campus has the feel of an abandoned air force base. No wonder the Polytech school wanted to separate
LovingTeacher: Apos: As a Trekkie,I despise this man on principle.Yeah, but unlike Trekkies this man can afford to not live in his mom's basement.;)
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