Morning Fix: Schmidly Doesn't Know Diddley


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Comment by Richard V on March 29, 2011 at 7:28am
why is schmidley still here? he ran our university into the ground, creating high paying jobs for all his friends. he made football and basketball a priority at the cost of all else. he's created an environment for lawsuits more so than for education. his latest slap in the face, calling UNM "the Wal-mart of flagship universities" pretty much says it all. this idiot who makes... what? 50 grand a month? has no, i say again, NO pride in the university we are paying him to lead. if i can't find a job because he made it known what he thinks my degree is worth (a Wal-mart degree) does this mean i can sue him? if every student chipped in a few bucks, we could match his legal fee war chest and sue the jerk. he's the highest paid greeter i've ever seen, and it's time to send him packing.
Comment by Adelita on March 29, 2011 at 7:38am

he's the highest paid greeter i've ever seen, and it's time to send him packing.

Richard, I think I just fell in love with you over this line.  You are so right on!

Comment by tomas on March 29, 2011 at 7:56am

don't need a degree to figure out this equation.

higher tuition funnels in more state money from lottery scholarship fund, which leads to more friends with inflated salaries and titles at UNM.

Comment by Hermes_505 on March 29, 2011 at 8:37am
His reaction to that student was crap, as was the insurance adjuster. Poor kid(s).
Comment by hettie on March 29, 2011 at 9:43am
the schmidly story is infuriating. I'm with richard on this one, make him turn in his blue vest and kick him out.
Comment by Gonzalo Fuentes on March 29, 2011 at 10:31am
The UNM's Schmidly not seeing the kid is not cool. He is there for the students. However, mis-representing yourself is also not cool.
Comment by hettie on March 29, 2011 at 10:45am

"However, mis-representing yourself is also not cool."


I'm gonna disagree with this. misrepresenting himself was the only way, after what appear to bear many, many attempts, for the student to get the attention of schmidly. once he had him on the line, he immediately told him who he actually was. I would argue the kid had no choice after being stymied by all the appropriate avenues of contact.

and frankly, I don't see how his actions are any different than schmidly's who clearly lied to the student when he said he couldn't speak as he was late for a doctor's appointment, only to have his staff tell the student that he was in a meeting. which was it schmidly: away from the office for a doctor's appointment or in a meeting? smells like burning pants around here....

Comment by Greg Gómez on March 29, 2011 at 11:22am
The Lobo article didn't mention whether Fullerton had tried to contact others first, such as department heads, VPs, etc. Going directly to the top is one way of doing business, but probably not very effective, especially when there may very well be others who would be able to more helpful than the president.

Secondly, misrepresenting oneself isn't cool at all. In these days, it's well within reason to assume that a person who would lie to get a hold of someone on the phone might not be in touch with reality; at the very least, such a person has demonstrated questionable character, and has shown few scruples when it comes to the law. I would be very, very reluctant to meet with someone who had misrepresented himself to speak me on the phone.

Finally, the Lobo article pointed out that students in the dorms are encouraged to get renters' insurance. It appears that Fullerton chose not to do that. If he had, he wouldn't be in the situation he's in, and it wouldn't matter how his belongings were lost. While I'm compassionate toward the Fullerton's situation, karma is in play here: one's actions have consequences; that's simply life. Blaming anybody else for that isn't fair, and it's not realistic.
Comment by Hermes_505 on March 29, 2011 at 1:15pm

GG, so the student personally didn't leave the heat on in the dorm or lock the door after repairs were made? Compassionate toward Fullerton's situation & karma, eh? Who's karma? Because while misrepresenting oneself isn't cool, he didn't initiate the problems; in fact, quite clearly, the University made deliberate decisions that resulted in his loss. Karma my a**.

Comment by shotsie on March 29, 2011 at 8:25pm

All that student had to do was say he was David Koch....


Also - about Mesa Del Sol  - wrong time, wrong price, right place


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