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Long way to go

About to get back to work on exams.

Pool was closed, so I ran outside (unfortunately after eating..ugh). Total: 6 miles, about half of it walking. Jogged 1.5, did a 1.25 mile loop in 11:18 (10:30 to 11 minutes 2 years ago), jogged and walked, ran the “to Upper Bradley Park) hill hard and got passed by a young guy doing the finishing part of his steady state run..that was embarrassing.

BUT…no heel issues. So I have only obesity and being out of shape to deal with..not a bad place to be going into the summer. I have to be patient though.

Social/Political

About “political correctness” on campus, this kind is the worst type:

Virginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations, according to newly released documents.

The release of donor agreements between George Mason University and the foundation follows years of denials by university administrators that Koch foundation donations inhibit academic freedom.

University President Angel Cabrera wrote a note to faculty Friday night saying the agreements “fall short of the standards of academic independence I expect any gift to meet.” The admission came three days after a judge scrutinized the university’s earlier refusal to release any documents.

The newly released agreements spell out million-dollar deals in which the Koch Foundation endows a fund to pay the salary of one or more professors at the university’s Mercatus Center, a free-market think tank. The agreements require creation of five-member selection committees to choose the professors and grant the donors the right to name two of the committee members.

This is a far greater threat to free thought than a few misguided, know-it-all snowflakes and a few kooky professors.

May 1, 2018 Posted by | education, running, walking | , , | Leave a comment