For quite some time now, I’ve been very busy caring for my parents, who are elderly and, well, hard to care for. I’ve been preoccupied even. Outta touch.
Still, I hear things, see things.
I hear that the permanent VPI hire here at IVC will wrap up soon. Will Chris McDonald (acting VPI) get the job, despite his lack of experience? The way hires go around here, anything’s possible.
Persistent hinkitude, man. It’s like Trumpville around here. They do what they want. The rules mean nothing.
I’m sure you’ve all heard about that instructor at OCC who opined negatively about Mr. Trump (how could she not?). A student secretly taped that and created a video that went viral. The Loutisphere went apeshit like it does.
Natch, Saddleback threw that instructor under the bus, leaving those remarks for all to read, inviting the key YAF kid to say the pledge at the 911 event, and so on. We did what we could to support the instructor here at DtB. We got the union on the case too, though that yielded the usual nada. Way to go, FA. The contract isn’t everything, you know.
On Thursday, the IVC Academic Senate (the Senate represents faculty concerning academic matters) acted to support that instructor and the efforts of the OCC Academic Senate—they didn’t throw their instructor under any bus—to defend Academic Freedom/1st Amendment rights. I’m happy to say that that went down without controversy.
I’m feeling so oddly patriotic these days, especially after Nov. 8. I feel the need to express my special neopatriotism.
I put up a Canadian flag outside my office in the new Liberal Arts Building. (I was born in Canada, you know.) A big maple leaf.
Then a Mexican flag. Yep. It’s big.
Yesterday, Rebel Girl got me a Peace flag as a X-mas present. Maybe I’ll put that up too. Will it piss anyone off? Sure hope so. Glenn doesn't like anything edgy. Anything, um, collegiate.
That reminds me! Tell us what you know about the “investigations” that seem to be going on at the colleges these days. C’mon. Spill some beans why doncha?
And Roquemore just got a new three-year contract.Yep, just like Trumpville.