Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Misplaced Priorities

The Montreal Gazette seems to have enjoyed taking heaps of shots at McGill lately as it has covered the strike.  I thought I might have been imagining it, but then in today's paper, about 2/3's of a page are dedicated to a tiff within the Faculty (think School) of Engineering with the Director of the Architecture program.  That is a heap of column inches for an intra-university spat of little consequence.  The newspaper only provides about 1/8 of a page for McGill's Quidditch Team winning the Canadian championship and going to the World Cup next week.  And not any coverage of my departure.

Talk about misplaced priorities.  I am not saying my departure is more important than the Quidditch team, but is the dispute about the Architecture program really more important than either?  More newsworthy?  Jeez, if city newspapers covered conflicts between departments and deans, they would need to reverse the decline in staffing (as so well portrayed in season five of The Wire). 

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