Notes from Underground 4/25/14

Students are now being assaulted in groups. There was a record number of assaulters in incident regarding the most recent timely notification. There was also a record number of arrests. The underground is not amused. Students are encouraged to divert attention from end of the semester projects, papers, and other assorted assignments to accompany the…

Retirement buyouts aim to minimize faculty layoffs

By Jourdon LaBarber Editor-in-Chief [followbutton username='JourdonLaBarber'] Eligible employees have until 31 May to accept a retirement buyout plan currently being proposed by the College administration in an effort to minimize the amount of faculty layoffs necessary in the school of education and college of arts and sciences. The proposal, initially offered to the administration by…

Easter Grind

By Samuel Hansen Opinion Editor Ah, another successful holiday at least 2000 miles away from my family. Being from California (all over the west coast, really), I don’t get to go home often. In fact, there have only been two occasions for a long trek home, Christmas and Spring Break. That being said, my adoptive…

Spare Me The Attitude

By Aidan Ryan Griffin Intern   Waiting for President John J. Hurley to begin November’s “faculty forum” – a talkback MC’d by Hurley and Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Michael Noonan on the subject of the Board of Trustees retreat, which eight elected professors had attended a month earlier, in October – Opinion Editor Kevin J.…

Dismissed mailroom employee waits results of SIEU case

Richard Read, ’72, walked into work for the last time on Friday, 7 March. That morning, he was caught off-guard when his usual barbs triggered a confrontation with a mailroom co-worker. The two came face-to-face in a heated exchange that ended on a powerful exclamation from the 63-year-old Read. “You’re dead to me,” he shouted,…

The Griffin Runway: Fitness Fashion

By Taylor Lee As we all know, (or may not want to acknowledge), bathing suit season is right around the corner. With this in mind, it’s time to start focusing on fitting in those “itty-bitty” bikinis and short-shorts. Around this time of year, it’s likely that many of you will start to think about your body…