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Comment by once banned twice shy on April 6, 2011 at 9:53am
Where are the April showers?  Sucked up by climate change, people.  Get used to living without rain.
Comment by John on April 6, 2011 at 11:37am
Uh, BB? I think the Daily Lobo story was an April Fools' joke. The story was written in a serious fashion, but in print form it came with a humorous graphic and the little bit at the end where it says "See ___ on page 3" led you nowhere, so I'm pretty sure it was a joke.
Comment by Barelas Babe on April 6, 2011 at 11:58am

Ha - the joke is on me, John. Thanks for letting me know - I missed the print version.
Comment by Barelas Babe on April 6, 2011 at 12:05pm
You know, I thought maybe "Professor Marie Lobo" was a fake name, but apparently not. :) Or else it is a really elaborate April Fool's joke - with supporting website as well?
Comment by Jackson on April 6, 2011 at 4:09pm

I'm looking at the article in the Friday issue right now and I don't see the humorous graphic at all, just a chart with the ratios of students to advisors in different colleges. And the page jump, does seem to have a typo, but does continue on page 3.

So I don't think it's a joke.

Comment by tomas on April 6, 2011 at 5:43pm

catering to and funding for the sports programs at UNM is most definitively NOT a joke - it is a revenue enhancement decision made by those with personal financial agendas.

whether it is moral, ethical, long-term viable, are whole 'nother questions.

Comment by Barelas Babe on April 6, 2011 at 7:16pm
Huh. So maybe it is legit? In any case, way back when I was teaching undergrads at UNM, I had some interesting experiences with athletes and their support staff. Most of the student athletes were great, but no matter where I taught, I've never been comfortable with coaches (once even an AD) coming to my office to talk about the student's progress in my class. I used FERPA as a stalling technique, in case anyone is interested...
Comment by Gloria M on April 7, 2011 at 4:39pm
Umm, based on my prior knowledge of the advisement system, most of it is legit; student athletes have separate advisors, they have separate tutors...they have their own student success center on the second floor of the "new" Student Support and Services Center.  I don't imagine that Villegas would be boasting about the separate nature of the student athlete support, though.  See


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