17 Responses to quick grammar Q

  1. Anonymous says:

    If Frohnmayer hired them, Berdahl should fire them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    No. Lorraine needs to stay. With the right boss she will go through the place with a chainsaw.

  3. Anonymous says:

    But is her aim sure?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Russ Tomlin, the worst administrator in the history of the institution. Why should he have another six months to waste everyone’s time with his inability to stop talking?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Whom. (You use “whom” whenever you would use “him”–“Berdahl should fire him” is correct, while “Berdahl should fire he” is not.)

  6. Anonymous says:

    But isn’t it better to write “Berdahl should fire whom?” than “Whom should Berdahl fire?” Frankly, we should send UO Matters on sabbatical to learn the basics of grammar and how to be a better writer. Is there a Latin boot camp in Oregon?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Quem Berdahlis primum dimittere debet?
    Whom goes first.

  8. Anonymous says:

    The Internet needs way more Latin.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I vote for more Sanskrit, I think I know a very elegant gentleman that could assist!! :)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Root out the corruption by starting with Randy Geller.

  11. Anonymous says:

    You guys/gals are so %#$@! Hilarious. Telling the truth, no sugarcoating. Love it!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Is it even possible for an interim Prez to fire anyone at the top level? Wouldn’t ‘rocking the boat’ internally at this time reduce our ability to deal with external relations with greater success, such as making sure the board and governor will take our input seriously re. search and independent board?

  13. UO Matters says:

    Berdahl’s job is to

    1) cut a deal with Kitzhaber on a plan for UO independence,
    2) clear the decks,
    3) find us a new President.

    If he leaves without accomplishing at least two of these, he’s failed. Johnson Hall is filled with the wreckage of 15 years of Frohnmayer and stupid hires by Bean like Simon. Lariviere was appointing children – Geller, Moffitt, Galvan – to key jobs because he couldn’t get anyone good. Berdahl has the Rolodex, and he needs to recruit key people quickly.

  14. Anonymous says:

    What happened at international affairs? three different vice provosts in three years? something is wrong there…

  15. Anonymous says:

    How hands-on WAS Frohnmayer when it came to hiring? Is Moseley getting off too easy here? RSVP to the Old Man

  16. Anonymous says:

    Doug Trip and stop the cops on campus.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Direct the new VPFA to conduct a professional reassessment of the managerial skills for each AVP and Director working within Finance and Administration to determine whether they would be a credible candidate for the position they currently hold. Of the group that were reporting to FD several were promoted without competition, and others were given a leadership role when preferred candidate(s) withdrew. When the deadwood is found, and it would be, that administrator should be put on a work plan or given notice.