What was HSU thinking?
As the Superintendent of Eureka City Schools said on the news on TV, the important thing was NOT to have students (and staff) "in transport" during the Tsunami Evacuation time period.
HSU had announcements on its website about the HSU campus being up out of the Tsunami zone -- but that is not the point! It is unconscionable that HSU had classes in session on Friday while all other schools were closed! Not only did students and staff and faculty feel obligated to make the trip to school – where they might have gotten stranded and possibly unable to return home – but also, that put thousands of people out on the roads potentially in the way of law enforcement and first responders. Some students and staff were certainly evacuated in the wee morning hours and displaced from their homes – only to find out that not only were they not allowed to return home yet, but they were expected to go to work or attend classes that day!
I can NOT believe HSU did not cancel classes. It would have been tragic if even just one student or just one staff member had been "washed away" off of Highway 101 because of being in the wrong place at the wrong time while trying to get to school that day. We were so fortunate about the timing of the low tides and all that, but the level of damage that ended up not happening was not something anyone could be certain of at 6am or 7am – the time when people would have been leaving for school. Those individual students who, for safety and sanity decided not to make the trip to HSU were unfairly penalized.
He has not been at CR very long though. But so far, he does seem like one of the best VPs in a long time. I think CR has been mighty lucky to have had Dr. Snow-Flamer, too, to help keep it afloat during the recent turmoils. I would not have been surprised at all if the Board of Trustees had selected him instead.
Let them be at Delta College.
Just because he was not a good fit for CR does not necessarily mean he will not be good for them.
Think of it like a divorce. It is generally frowned upon to "bad-mouth" your ex-spouse (or ex-in-laws) to their new "family" members.
If you don't have anything nice to say, just smile and close the browser ... and move on with your life, please.
In Print This Week:
Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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