David's blog

I just really went out on a limb for something. It might have been the wrong decision, but I just know what I'd want others to do, and at least I can rest a little easier now. You know how sometimes you just *know* you have to do something? Like you don't have a choice? Like a higher force puts in on your mind so that there is nowhere you can hide from it until you take action?

THINKING. It's not something I do enough of, and it's something I'm doing a lot of right now. It's not often that I get shaken up with all my core values and fears dumped upside down by something, but I'm re-thinking a lot of things and one of them is that I need to be more honest with people if I want to maintain any kind of useful relationships, and that isn't easy for me.

This might be a bit harsh, however I believe that the Academic Enhancement Program itself is so offensive that it deserves a stern response. SGA unanimously rejected the Academic Enhancement Program, but a few greedy administrators are practically drooling at the prospect of an additional $48 million each year. Help us put an end to their madness by reminding them that the vast majority of students are opposed to this, and the university only exists to serve our needs. The most important links are spelled out as a full URL. Please don't continue reading without pausing to read those.


Money going down the drain (larger)


Amid a state budget crisis that is forcing UCF to cap enrollment and freeze hiring faculty and staff, it's always nice to know that UCF is using our money wisely.

Like paying President Hitt $450000/year plus benefits so his salary can stay competitive with other university presidents, who must, in turn, raise their own salaries to stay competitive, and so forth ad nauseum.

Then there was the $849000 that UCF literally threw away by firing Kruczek despite his contract, and the $2.6 million they paid to break athletic conference contracts (source). Or the $700000 - $1.1m/year they have to pay Kruczek's replacement (O'Leary), who made a dazzling entrance with five straight losses.

Or there's the expensive stadium that the Board of Trustees unanimously approved despite concerns from residents, all for a team that (at the time) was famous for a 17 game loosing streak.

But whenever there's a budget "crisis", it's always nice that UCF has it's number one crutch to fall back on - fee increases.

I'll start with some pictures. Please note that these aren't scaled, so you can't compare thickness. Also note that these images were pulled from other websites. Each has been converted into a clickable link to give credit.

If you really have a problem with this though just let me know and I'll remove it.

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