Friday, April 06, 2007

Tip of the hat - Anyone else feel sorry for Glenn Poshard?

There he is having to stand up next to the Gov while the tax plan is rolled out. He has to be there, because if he isn't SIU is going to get screwed in the next budget. Sometimes, real leadership, is taking one for the team.

I have given Glenn a little crap here and called him SIU's best administrator too. Here is a little credit to a guy who is pushing the peanut with his nose over at SIU. Progress is being made, but 20 years of slide, takes some time to turn around. I like what he is doing so far and wish him luck continuing to move SIU forward.

I only criticize Glenn Poshard, because I hope to help, just a little.

1 comment:

Milton said...

Poshard said he was not worried about losing his Ph.D. He acknowledged he needed the degree to get the $300,000-a-year job as president but said he never used the degree for political gain in his years in the state Senate and U.S. House.

"Plagiarism in a doctoral dissertation is not something that goes away once the dissertation has been accepted by the candidate's university: the scholar is always answerable for his or her work. And the nature and extent of the plagiarism in Glenn Poshard's thesis are *not* excusable on the grounds that there were no word processors 24 years ago! The kinds of copying evident in Poshard's dissertation have never been acceptable among scholars. The fact that SIU folk seem so ready to defend Poshard suggests to me that there is no real commitment to excellence there. At best, his academic work was worse than mediocre. "

The Chicago Tribune, on Friday, called for SIU President Glenn Poshard--accused of plagiarizing parts of his 1984 doctoral dissertation--to step

Poshard claimed that he may have inadvertently neglected to put quotes around several passages lifted from other source materials and he did not intend to deceive.

The Tribune's call on this is the correct one. Poshard has lost his credibility to lead the SIU campus system.


--- Prof. Leland Milton Goldblatt