September 23, 2004
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Admits Error in Design of Newest Addition to Rankin Science
officials have admitted a gross error in the design of the newest
part of the Rankin Science complex. In an inexplicable move, the
new building was designed to actually have the floors on the same
level as the adjoining building. Students would no longer be confused
in navigating the building if this error were left uncorrected.
chief, Clod Robbings, said they have two solutions to the problem.
The first would have stopped construction to allow the entire new
building to be jacked up about five feet. "This would be ridiculous,"
said Robbings in a press release. Instead, the new addition will
be left at its original elevation and the entire rest of the campus
lowered half a floor.
In a related
story, the project's contractor, Bogus Construction, said that during
the demolition of the old structure five long-lost students were
found in the crevices. Rumored for years to exist and to be still
trying to find their classes, some of the students dated back to
the late 1970s.
Position Created to Rename Positions and Departments
the continuing renaming of administrative departments, the University
has decided to create a cabinet-level position responsible for future
name changes. ASU first jumped at the opportunity to follow the
herd in renaming Personnel as "Human Resources," possibly
reflecting a previous administration's viewpoint. Recently it was
decided to rename the Purchasing department. "We found the
title too simple and straightforward," said Bill Rankings,
chief of the new Materials Management department.
to take a lead in the movement, ASU apparently decided that Admissions
is too obvious a title for a unit that, well, admits students. "Enrollment
Services sounded sufficiently confusing for a new title." said
new chief Hardly M. Willing. "Besides, there were a lot of
surplus 'Services' sitting available now that banks and insurance
companies are pretending to actually have 'products'."
take on the renaming process, ASU has created the vice chancellor
of Naming Academic Units, Sections and Educational Administrators.
To fill the position, it is planned to do a nationwide search this
year, find nobody good, and then do it all over again next year.
note: while entering this article I heard a Carolina Panthers penalty
called for "encroachment" (off-sides). I think I am going
apologies to Scott Adams...
New ASU Administration
Threatens the Appalachian Seen!
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mostly reasonable decisions on policy. That does not bode well for
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