hellodolly

Just a few issues with Little T's arguments. According to Robert's Rules, abstentions do not count. Percentages and margins are counted only with yes/no votes. On that basis, 295 out of 394 = 74.9%. How one interprets abstentions is up for debate. Those abstentions could just as well be pro…

hellodolly commented on Voice of the Reader: Misrepresented

I don't think Mr. Eicholz or the chancellor read the FA's press release or response to the chancellor's blog very carefully. Mr. Eicholz and Mr. Montemagno are correct that votes for extensions are indeed just that: votes for extensions. But, when votes for extensions come from proposed scho…

Wait till Ms. Watson sees the votes on the A9 proposals. Also, where are her numbers?

Yes, you're right, what he's actually saying is that having departments didn't prevent enrollment drops, therefore eliminating them won't cause further drops. But, that's still a non-sequitur. Just because they didn't prevent drops does not mean that eliminating them will have no effect on e…

This is all anecdotal evidence. All of the chairs who signed the letter attend the same open houses as does this chair, and have had alternative experience. If we're going to use anecdotal evidence, I myself just received a phone call from a parent who was reconsidering sending her son to SI…

Is this true? I was told the board was split. Why aren't all board members speaking out?

Community organizer, government corruption goes across party lines, and corruption in general exists in both the private sector and the public sector (remember the Wall Street fiasco and Enron?). The difference is the government is beholden to some degree to the people's will, private corpor…

dfrf78 you're not a very careful reader. I said there is blame to be put on both sides. But, that this last budget fiasco needs to be squarely put at the feet of the Republicans. To prove it I cited a right-leading newspaper whose editorial board agrees with me. Also, I didn't complain about…

Wow, hundreds of your neighbors are going to lose their jobs, and people just spew the same political vitriol they put on every post. The entire region is going to go down with the university as it is the biggest employer in the region. And while there is play to put on all sides, Rauner and…

Governor number blah, blah, blah, you can post ten times if you want, but unless you actually engage with the argument at hand, you're not convincing anyone.

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