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WVU news

football and coal mines, party-school rankings, salaries

An interesting coaching strategy

Yesterday, the WVU football team visited a coal mine:

Why a coal mine? I don't know. Perhaps . . .

    . . .

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August 08, 2019

Did nothing happen yesterday in the world, country, region or state?

The Wheeling Intelligencer devotes most of today’s front page to West Virginia University

(Note -- my first posting of this apparently did not go through the email system. This is a reposting.)

The headline at the top of the front-page reads:

WVU Touts Standing As Research Institution

The sub-heading tells us the specifics:

University receives R1 ranking

Is this . . .

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April 02, 2019

Did nothing happen yesterday in the world, country, region or state?

The Wheeling Intelligencer devotes most of today’s front page to West Virginia University

The headline at the top of the front-page reads:

WVU Touts Standing As Research Institution

The sub-heading tells us the specifics:

University receives R1 ranking

Is this news? Not if recency is part of your definition -- the announcement of continued R1 standing happened 100 days ago. . . .

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April 02, 2019

WVU president spent $2.2 million in tuition money to pay for private flights (with 3/17 bow tie update)

Pay no attention to appearances, President E. Gordon Gee says it’s “perfectly legitimate”

From reporters Jake Zuckerman and Ryan Quinn in this morning’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee said the university will look to shift the cost of his flights on private planes to be paid through university donations rather than tuition dollars.

This comes after a report showing Gee . . .

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March 16, 2018

The locals cover the China/natural gas story

Are we celebrating too soon?

A very large headline in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer proclaims:

China Making Moves In the Mountain State

The sub-headline tells us:

Deal hailed as major step forward for W.Va.

And the first paragraph gives us the details:

. . .

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November 10, 2017

The News-Register attacks Betsy DeVos

Despite having no experience in education, Betsy DeVos became Secretary of Education earlier this year by the narrowest of margins -- a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence. Until today, our local "newspapers" have published nothing but kind words about her. If you do a search on their website it yields at least a half-dozen . . .

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June 15, 2017

Koch money and the corruption of academia

Today's example from the Sunday News-Register - West Virginia University

Your reaction may be similar to mine when I hear or read "Koch money" -- I start thinking about the huge amounts of money the Kochs poured into the last presidential election in an effort to influence the electorate:

With most of the annual tax filings for nondisclosing nonprofits now in, it’s clear that no other . . .

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November 22, 2015

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