Search for new U. president 'in early stages'

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  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    May 24, 2017 4:19 a.m.


    you opined....
    "Utah's advanced academic trajectory..."?

    Now that gave me a good laugh... Thank you.

    The U of U is a research institution which is more interested in chasing Federal Grant dollars than they are concerned with Academics, with it's tenured Professors spending a whopping 4 hrs. a week in the classroom, on 6 figure salaries.

    The U of U is a 2nd tier academic institution and always will be.
    Own it.

    Utah's only top tier academic institution resides in Provo Utah.

    btw ... I am a Utah alumnus.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    May 20, 2017 12:56 p.m.


    Your having served a mission had no basis in your failure to obtain admission into Utah's prestigious graduate schools. You just didn't meet their bar. So quit whining about it and just apply at some less prestigious institution instead. Like my brother-in-law of instance. He hadn't the requisite merits to get into Utah's Law school. So he went to the Univ. of Wyoming. And now he's a BAR certified attorney.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    May 19, 2017 11:06 p.m.

    Lets finally pick a president for our flagship public university who will respect our laws and our culture.

    Only at the UoU is being conversant in a second language a detriment rather than a help in getting admitted to certain programs. Someone doesn't like having too many returned LDS missionaries it seems.

    Similarly, the U must respect our constitution and laws on carrying a firearm for self defense. It is legal on campus with a permit, concealed or visible. The U lost their suit on the matter and it is well past time to stop infringing this right and harassing those who legally carry.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    May 19, 2017 10:11 p.m.

    Before they make a decision on a new president, they had better humbly ask Huntsman for his approval, or we will be seeing more full page adds.

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    May 19, 2017 7:24 p.m.

    Throw Holland's name from UVU in the mix. He seems to be doing a fantastic job running UVU. He doesn't need to be flown in and would drive himself to the interview. Benson from Eastern or is it Western Kentucky with a Cambridge credential on his resume, would probably another name that would be wonderful to be added to the mix. The best of luck with the search.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    May 19, 2017 4:58 p.m.

    Our last 2 university presidents wound up being beneath standards. Smith failed to maintain the advanced academic trajectory Pres. Machen put us on. In fact, he allowed the U to slip a few spots. And Pershing hadn't the backbone needed for the job. Let's not make the same mistake thrice.

    Go Utes!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    May 19, 2017 3:40 p.m.

    Just give it to a Huntsman - they seem to know what's best for the U.