No, she didn't get $35,000. And, yes, IVC faculty are informed that "they" hate the color red
Since that time, however, I've not been able to find any documentation of that expense. This (see graphic below) is all that I've been able to find concerning pay re the "invitationals" by searching the district's BOT meeting agenda archive:
Well, $2k is a far cry from $35k. So we hereby retract our earlier assertion and apologize for our error.
In the course of seeking info about expenses re IVC's "Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Invitational" (BOSI), I did come across various expenses that appear to be part of the effort to solicit submissions by sculptors:
SEEING RED. A group of biology faculty have been meeting with the district/college team that is responsible for construction of the new Life Sciences Building, which is materializing on the south end of the campus.
As you know, recently, faculty were told that the red accents inside the building had to be removed and replaced (with black, evidently) owing to the fact that, well, red is Saddleback College's color. IVC's color is blue.
Everybody knows that. (So why is the PAC red again?)
Bio faculty met again today with the usual district/college suspects, and they pressed for the rationale for prohibiting red in the new building. Once again, reference was made to Saddleback College's ownership of red. But they were also told that "every other user group" on campus has (in the past, I suppose) objected to the color red. (?)
I was not aware of this.
This bio crew is the only one who actually likes the color, Bio faculty were told.
And so, today, Bio faculty were informed that, since "faculty" have expressed their wishes re color—they dislike red—that color must not be permitted in the new Life Sciences Building.
—Yeah, but what if the actual occupants of the Life Sciences Building—namely, the Bio faculty—like red? What difference does it make that other faculty don't like it?
Doesn't matter. Faculty have expressed their desire. End of story.
Another black eye? What was the first one for? And who gave it to 'im? The faculty I spoke to today didn't seem to know.
Evidently, since the meeting, there's been some speculation about that. Remember the generous amounts of red once featured inside the Administration Building—i.e., A100, Glenn's personal Etch-a-Sketch? He changes it every couple years or so. Right now, it's a big empty space surrounded by offices. Crazy, man.
I'm told that, at some point, Glenn had workers color the floor red. Some say he got grief for that. Is that true? Dunno.
Sounds like a likely IVC story, though. It's pretty f*cked up.
|The big empty. Formerly red?|