Tuesday, May 02, 2006

the strike is over

The strike is finally over. So, that’s good. Prof. Froomkin has a terrific summary of the events of the past couple of months. The disturbing thing is that whether you agree or disagree with the strikers, the administration’s tactics were way out of proportion and at times, ridiculous and essentially counter to all that we would expect in an academic environment. I’m not sure she’d care if she happened to be reading this blog, but I definitely lost any respect I had for our president and whoever the lackies are who run the show here. The stuff about the lies in the full-page ads is amazing.

On the other hand, I can’t say I’m surprised about any of the things the administration did. It just goes to show that nothing, but nothing, is more important than money, whether you’re in academia, business or the law. It’s all about money. A depressing commentary on our society, but it’s reality, I guess, and we have to adjust. Hey, I guess I have learned something in law school!

Prof. Froomkin also writes that “Between the spring strike and the fall hurricanes, this has been the worst academic year I can recall at UM. People are ground down. Ending (most of) this conflict now makes it possible to hope that the summer will allow some healing. Here's hoping.”

Well, you already know my feelings about this year. I can’t wait to see what next year brings us…

1 Comments:

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Tortious Inference said...

Finally.... someone who sees and SAYS what I have been chanting even before my entry into lawschool. This country worship the allmighty dollar. We should change it to read, "In Dollar We Trust".

 

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