Bruce Speck is here forever.

Pyrrhus replied to one that gave him joy of his victory that one more such victory would utterly undo him. For he had lost a great part of the forces he brought with him, and almost all his particular friends and principal commanders; there were no others there to make recruits, and he found the confederates in Italy backward.

–Plutarch

We come back to that account when we think of the vote of no confidence, the dismissal of T.R. Hanrahan, and the continual demeaning of faculty. We have existed because someone, somehow should call bullshit. But, like the former incarnation of The Chart, we have been beaten down.

Like Pyrrhus, we have left our best on the field. And we have sacrificed all in a good effort. But, much like his effort against the Romans, we cannot win.

Bruce Speck is an asshole. And he isn’t going anywhere soon.

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4 Responses to Bruce Speck is here forever.

  1. Kate says:

    I’ve never understood why someone would accept a job and then do their level best to destroy the organization that puts a roof over their head, especially when, as in this case, they have nowhere else to go.

  2. G V Black says:

    Unconscionable decision by an inept Board. I am ashamed to be a graduate. Jo-Jo, forget my pledge of donated funds. She assured me changes were about to happen.

    MSSU Alum 1987

  3. Lady Chatterley says:

    Everyone, make sure you read all the comments on the Turner Report. Seventeen and counting.

  4. Signing off, too says:

    Your sentiments echo mine,
    a faculty member who cares:
    Completely dismayed, beaten down,
    depressed, just holding on.
    Feeling betrayed; ignored at the best,
    denigrated and abused at the worst.
    No motivation to protest OR
    focus on improving my job performance.
    Just getting by. Why bother?
    No hope.
    Get out as fast as I can.

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