Monday, December 11, 2006

While We Wait, News Updates...

While we wait for the prom committee to finish tallying the votes for House of Delegates, the NYU administration uses its own fake union proposal to earn a Carnegie Commission classification as a "community-engagement university." Of course, the prom committee also claimed that the high turnout (due, of course, to GSOC's get-out-the-vote effort) proves that this structure is innovative and great. There is something to the claim of community engagement, however, as NYU students join community members to protest against the proposed "renovations" of Washington Square Park, renovations that include fencing the park in.

Meanwhile, NYU undergraduate claim that the university is biased against conservatives because their professors won't let them cite Fox News as a source of empirical evidence. Also, NYU is currently exploring plans to cut down trees on Mercer Street on city property to expand its underground co-generation plant--a move which would seem to be in some conflict with NYU's claim that it is good and green now that it spends so much on wind power.

Finally, those interested in the Colbert Report incident might want to know that Sexton did, in fact, hug Stephen Colbert--he just sneakily did so when the cameras were not running. In fact, the whole interview was originally supposed to be about Sexton's course "Baseball as a Road to G-d," but somehow that interview (which would have been much more interesting) got canned in favor of Sexton's blathering about "learning." Incidentally, the course description for Sexton's baseball course displays a curious ethnocentrism by continuing to tag Baseball as an entirely American pastime, ignoring the fact that its popularity may in fact be greater in Japan, the Dominican Republic, and other nations.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my dog! Sexton sneakily *hugged* Colbert when the cameras weren't running?

What can this mean? Do you think that maybe... just maybe... he's gay? Or is he being a chauvinist pig here? Expressing his patriarchy, perhaps, by slyly engulfing the smaller and less hairy Colbert? Smells like a definite conspiracy to me. You should call the ACLU

12/11/2006 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The GSOC slate took 37 of 50 HOD seats I hear.

please note: I am not the 'Anonymous said...' troll

12/12/2006 1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should point out that John Sexton's beard is a clear indication of his raging misogyny. He only has it so that women will feel like inferior hair-growers when they see him.

12/12/2006 5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And bald men. Let us not forget about the many bald men also feel inferior in the presence of Sexton's beard.

12/12/2006 11:56 PM  
Blogger Not a Flaneur, I Just Walk A lot said...

B&R, I'm not sure that Sexton's apparent disregard for the globalization of baseball necessarily connotes ethnocentrism rather than jingoism and/or ignorance. Not that Sexton hasn't in the past displayed massive ethnocentrism - his recurring talk of embracing the radical other presumes a rather limited "same," but i just don't know if it applies here.

12/28/2006 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the comment about how "NYU is currently exploring plans to cut down trees on Mercer Street on city property to expand its underground co-generation plant... would seem to be in some conflict with NYU's claim that it is good and green"

Cogeneration is considered VERY green because it is so efficient and is widely embraced by people concerned with energy efficiency, pollution, and climate change. Google it and find out for yourself.

1/11/2007 1:42 PM  

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