Comments for: Faculty deliver no-confidence petition targeting University of Southern Maine president

Posted April 05, 2012, at 2:29 p.m.

PORTLAND | University of Southern Maine physics professor and Faculty Senate executive committee member Jerry LaSala announced Wednesday night that 53 members of the school’s full-tenured faculty signed a petition calling for a no-confidence vote concerning USM President Selma Botman. The announcement is the latest news in an effort …

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  • Anonymous

    How about a no confidence vote in the overpaid, under worked,  over pampered, guaranteed a job for life tenured faculty?

    • Anonymous

      Nah, I’d settle for a no confidence vote for all those who seem to think they can do everyone else’s job with ease, in half the time, and for no money at all. Especially those who seem to think that should be the one who determines what everyone else is worth yet have no working knowledge of whence they speak except what they heard on Fox last night. Yeah, I’d settle for that.

    • Anonymous

      University faculty.  Your comment.

      One requires intellect….the other obviously doesn’t.

      • Anonymous

         Actually, this assumption is not fully correct. A lot are smart, a lot aren’t. The old adage rules that: those who can, do, those who can’t teach. They talk well, perform poorly and can’t carry a “full” load” to boot. Someone had to clean up after Patenode.

        • Anonymous

          Actually Clamdigger, I didn’t refer to it as an assumption….it’s a statement!

    • Guest

      We have teachers in our public schools that make more per year than a good number of University teachers. They sir, are not over paid. By the way you went where to college?

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe what is happening to education in this country–it’s being downsized and devastated by corporate strategies that drive away good teachers and infect the whole system with crippling bureaucracy. 

    This while Mitt Romney is failing to disclose the nature of the hundreds of millions of dollars in holdings he has, though it has been revealed that he invests in brutal companies that take jobs to China and fire American workers en masse:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-using-ethics-exception-to-limit-disclosure-of-bain-holdings/2012/04/05/gIQARcVmxS_story.html

    If Republicans, the slaves of corporates, get full control, they will have us dumbing down our children so they won’t believe in global warming, or evolution or anything beyond a  conservative wonder-bread God.  Uneducated people are easy to manipulate.

    • Anonymous

       Another crazy comment: “….devastated by corporate strategies that drive good away teachers an infect the whole system with crippling bureaucracy..” oh, what drivel. Pray tell one corp.  strategy responsible for any of the above. God help us when folks commenting like this have the vote. Stay in your tree….

  • Anonymous

    Is “no confidence” enough to fire a President?

    • Guest

      It’s like a air traffic controller-he can ask the plane to turn, but the FAA is going to nail him if he refuses.

  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of crybabies. Does anyone really want to attend USM and listen to whiners like them? Especially when students have choices like SMCC, CMCC, UNE, St. Joes, UMF, Bowdoin, Bates, UMA, UNH, Boston schools, etc., all within 1-2 hours from them?

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