Thursday, December 01, 2005

Fire Cooper


Courtesy of these fine folks.

"Mush into mush" update: an anti-Cooper website has been made, as well as an online petition. I implore all current University of Richmond students, alumni, and friends of the school to visit the former and sign the latter. Cooper's had his turn and he's been ineffective. It's now time for Richmond to get back on the right track.

10 comments:

The Dubin said...

Interestingly, a story about Emperor Cooper appeared in AOL News ("News for idiots").

http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20051201155809990005

It's not exactly the New York Slimes, but it is national news.

Captain Backfire said...

Didn't I read somewhere that UR just jacked up tuition for next year by like 30% or some similarly asenine figure? There's something for all you Spiders to be proud of.

Micah said...

dubin - Cooper wanted to give us a national reputation. Now he has.

CB - Yep. Believe it or not, UR is the third most expensive college in the nation now.

spydrz said...

I'm starting to get tons of hits for my anti-Cooper post. The one you have linked is pretty slick. I'm going to order some buttons for all the UR alumni to wear at my work.
Just out of curiosity, has Rush picked up on this? He always talks about how his listeners are portrayed using the mush analogy.

Micah said...

I'm getting a bunch of hits, too. From all over the country. I finally got around to signing the petition tonight.

As for Rush, no clue. I haven't been listening to him lately as I've been hooked on some podcasts that I've downloaded. But the story's hit the AP wire, I think, so you never know.

spydrz said...

There's a new article in today's T-D that states the vote will take place today in the alumni house. I posted it in the comments section over on my blog.

Shamrock said...

Damn! He survived the vote. Cooper is here to stay until at least 2008 when his contract is up. At least one of the core goals of the Order remains. Luckily for UR I have not given in awhile, so the witholding of my funds will not cause the board too many worries. Unitl later...

Micah said...

Well, that just sucks. I planned on it to be Peanut Butter Jelly Time and celebrate with a wee nip of scotch. Guess not.

Thing is, I thought this could go either way. Cooper's comments were a terrible PR move for the school and the Board could've nixed him for that. But then again, they seem to agree with the direction he wants to take the school (Northeast), so it's not a huge surprise they kept him on.

So it looks like the school won't be getting any money from me until at least 2008. By that time I should be in a position to give a relatively larger amount than I can now (I would hope). Sorry, WDCE - you're losing my annual $50 contribution. Blame Cooper.

Story is here.

The Dubin said...

Hmmm...I don't think the board really got the point. It wasn't just the "mush" comment...won't mean much when I'm a DVM. The whole point was that the alumni were (are) unhappy with the direction of the university, not a mild insult to their intelligence.

I hope FireCooper.com doesn't fold over this.

Micah said...

FireCooper.com posted that they aren't going to give up, which is a good thing. The petition's still going strong. Here's to hoping it will lead somewhere.

Personally, I plan on writing a letter on why I won't be giving when I am next solicited for a contribution. I'm sure I won't be the only one.