Mason Fights Back: Response to the Atlantic Article

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  1. ISpyCy

    ISpyCy Well-Known Member

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    Ww all gave our two cents to the article that talked about an opinion writer's 20-Year experience in Iowa. Most of us trashed and bashed it as a misrepresentation of Iowa and its people. U of I President, Sally Mason, had some words of her own in response to the column.

    UI President Mason issues open letter about The Atlantic article

    This goes beyond being a Cyclone or a Hawkeye. I'm glad an Iowegian stood up to this!
     
  2. bringmagicback

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    Thats the best thing to come out of Iowa City since Danny Mac.
     
  3. twistedredbird

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    guessing this doesn't belong in WBB.
     
  4. Wesley

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    Sally, " Prof B(l)oom goes the dynamite."
     
  5. HOTDON

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    Outstanding response. Had some of those counterpoints been mixed into the original article, perhaps it could have been viewed more as an article of brutal self-examination, rather than a condescending stream of unfounded stereotypes.
     
  6. Cyclonepride

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    Rep to her. Very good response to a really stupid article.
     
  7. Cyclonestate78

    Cyclonestate78 Well-Known Member

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    I was glad to see she stepped up. I hope Bloom read that and is a bit uneasy about his status as a professor at the U of I. D-bag.
     
  8. ianoconnor

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    Game.set.match.
     
  9. RayShimley

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    Agree. Unfortunately he is tenured so about all they can do is make him feel as uncomfortable as possible until he retires.
     
  10. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    Which brings up the point again of why tenure is a stupid thing.

    Wouldn't all of us love to never be able to lose our job no matter how lazy or big of an idiot we are.
     
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  11. ianoconnor

    ianoconnor Well-Known Member

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    Agree.
     
  12. Al_4_State

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    I gained a lot of respect for Mason after reading that.
     
  13. ISpyCy

    ISpyCy Well-Known Member

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    I realized that after I posted it. It can be moved to General Discussion or wherever it fits.
     
  14. weR138

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    I like Mason's response but the person I want to see a response from is Mary Sue Coleman.

    Mason succeeded Coleman as U of I president and Coleman is currently President at Bloom's temporary home, the University of Michigan. It sure would be nice to hear Mary Sue stick up for Iowa.
     
  15. RayShimley

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    It's a double edged sword. Unfortunately the other side of the coin is tenure often protects very productive and prestigious faculty from lobbying by interest groups their research may not favor.
     
  16. IowaSTATCyclone

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    Ha ha ha! That's a good one. A real knee-slapper. You just forgot the :jimlad:!
     
  17. CyBer

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    The end of the article needs to say "and that is why we fired the d-bag".
     
  18. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

    Some of ISU's ag professors that I have dealt with on research projects etc. you could have sworn were already working full time for some of the chem companies. I won't name any on here but anyone who has been to the ICM conference or FEEL days, or have worked directly on projects know exactly who I am talking about.
     
  19. tm3308

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    Tenure. That response did seem to have the tone of someone who wishes she COULD fire the d-bag, though.
     
  20. weR138

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    Tork, you should do some digging and find out what Mary Sue Coleman's take is.
     

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