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Friday, May 13, 2005

touche, ed board

Today, the Ed Board proves that my calls that it was "grasping for legitimacy and respectability" were a little overwrought. I don't retract my previous statements about the Nichols debate, but clearly they've got enough smart and hard working people that they're still producing good, thoughtful and important work. Today's OpEd on direct elections to the UC was right on, not only in its discussion of the issue, but in it's targeting of the problem: the ambitions of current UC members are holding this back because they worry it threatens them in their seats. This one is a must read for people interested in UC reform.

UPDATE: from reading debate on this issue and talking to people I no longer think that many reps are voting on this out of pure self-interest. It may be true, but I have no evidence of it and there are many other good reasons. I definitely recommend Jamal's post, it's very thought-provoking.

1 Comments:

At 3:28 AM, Blogger Jamal Sprucewood said...

My response to Golis and the Crimson Ed Board is also must read - see my post.

 

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