He was probably thinking, “I finally get time to answer these questions and it turns out there’s an idiot running my alma mater’s alumni magazine.”
… Nothing about OSU gets more consistent media attention than do our athletic contests and the young people in them.
… the slick soles of the loafers led to a spectacular, tailbone-whomping fall that knocked the breath out of me and left me writhing on the floor to the soothing tones of “Smoke on the Water.”
Despite the economy and despite Oregon’s higher education governance and funding structure, which can defy logic regardless of one’s political leanings, OSU is a booming place. Which is all good but not without consequences.
No Small Potatoes is essentially a Reser family and business history, authored by Al and writer Kerry Tymchuk. A modest little book, it’s a great read.
“I can see number 1 and number 8 from up here! That’s those Rodgerses! They’re brothers!”
I got a little fired up working on this issue’s cover story about OSU’s efforts to improve student success, helping more freshmen make it all the way through to their diplomas. The “degree completion” number hovers just above 60 percent for OSU, meaning four of ten students don’t earn a bachelor’s degree within six years of starting college.
Have you spent much time reading comments on the blogs at media Web sites that cover the Beavers and Ducks? A lot of it – on both sides of the Oregon-Oregon State divide – can make a rational person hope it’s true what they say about those things – that most of the more outraged and outrageous contributors are angry 14-year-old boys trying to show off their ability to insult each other.