… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Saturday, September 12, 2009
University of Minnesota
#UMN Bore: Latest graduation rate statistics http://bit.ly/PCRXn We are 11/11 in our self-declared peer group. Where are our priorities?
#UMN Bore: Disappointing that the the State Open Meeting Law and the U/LLC not addressed. Some at meeting were aware of the problem...
#UMN Bore: Regent Simmons comments that THE matter of concern for Regents is grad. rate - as well it should be given the low number.
#UMN BoRe: Sullivan says little about numbers acc document... There are "gaps" between us and the top three public research universities.
#UMN BoRe: Sullivan claims our fac. salaries are 7th in peer group. Includes Calif schools with inflated sal. Where do we rank in BigTen?
#UMN BoRe: Sullivan now talking about importance of graduating in a timely fashion. We are last in the BigTen in this regard
#UMN Bore: Reg. Baragas: "Such a big comp thing(LLC). Still don't know we are going in the right direction. We all have some misgivings..."
@UMN BoRe: Legacy fund - It sounds to this cynic, that a slush fund is being developed for the administration to do with as it sees fit...
#UMN BoRe: Rotenberg: LLC reports as required by law? What is the legal requirement for reporting under an LLC?
#UMN BoRe: Rotenberg - effective University oversight at regental and administrative levels How about the public?
#UMN BoRe: Focus only on corporate structure of LLC. Aren't going to focus on MoreU details. Claims transparency considered in decision.
#UMN BoRe: Bruininks pitches LLC for MoreU Park. Mining of gravel. Why don't we sell the gravel pit?
#UMN BoRe: Bohnsack pushes on Bell. Bruininks admits Bell probably DOA if attempt made again. [Folwell more defensible]
Bruininks ask $80 mil for Phys and Nano. Seems high. But this is potentially worth more to the state than more biosciences bldg. #UMN
President Bruininks says we could easily use $200 mil for HEAPR #UMN
Bruininks has Folwell Hall at high priority, Bell gone. Better late than never..
There were other twitterers at the BoRe including some real pros - unlike the amateurish Mr. Bonzo.
ByJenna Request also includes $36.5 million to renovate Folwell Hall. Bruininks: "This building needs some work.... After HEAPR, our top priority."
posttim I see at least three people tweeting #UMN regents meeting, me, @byjenna and @wbgleason, we've reached tweet-saturation
As the old saying goes: Sunshine is the best disinfectant.
at 10:06 AM