Thursday, March 10, 2005

Out to pasture

The dean of Auburn University's College of Agriculture has been missing for weeks. He's not returning phone calls. No one in a position of authority will say where he is or why he's gone. For all intents and purposes, he's an un-person on the Plains.

I've provided you with the setup for a series of Auburn jokes with an Orwellian twist, loyal readers. You know what to do now.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

One cow? Good. Two cows? Plusgood. Knowing which end of the cow to use? Doubleplusgood.

War is peace. Freedom is slavery.(Our) Strength is ignorance.

-WN

6:11 PM  
Anonymous the Free Voice said...

It's sad I have to admit this as I am a student in AU's CoAG, but I was not aware of this absence until I heard it in a radio new report. It is not unusual for most Ag students to not see the dean around for a couple of weeks at a time given the combined duties of overseeing the college, the state-wide ag experiment stations, as well as various other matters with alumni, university administration, etc. But an extended absence without reason is not the norm for anyone in the College of Agriculture.

I know many of the administrators on Ag Hill, including the ones mentioned in the article from the OA-News. If they aren't talking to the media, something is up, though I wouldn't suspect anything bad on their part. I have the suspicion that it might be the "personal reasons" cited in the article or something coming from a higher level of administration, though I'm not going to venture a guess as to what.

The situation has to be nerve-racking for everyone around the Dean's office, the College of Agriculture is in many ways like a small town when compared to other colleges, everybody knows just about everyone. I'll try to keep you updated if I hear anything more on this through my channels.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Thanks. I suppose I'll excuse you from the requirement to make an Auburn joke due to extenuating circumstances.

6:50 PM  

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