Originally Posted by LoganBuck
UC fans don't get it, do they? Nancy Zimpher is doing a fine job. The basketball program and football program do not define the university. I would argue that both of those institutions are better off today then the day she arrived on campus. From my understanding from cousins that attend UC, (one entered UC undergrad in 1997, took a few years to work, and is now back at UC in law school who has observed the changes up close and personal) and they are very pleased with how things are shaping up on campus. Nancy Zimpher deserves alot of credit. I hear that there is lots of construction on campus, and that the academic programs are improving. Now there are even rumblings about a new basketball arena. A university president would have her hands in that as well. Hate her or like her, she does not bend to public pressure. If she comes to Ohio State, I doubt she does anything but succeed. Karen Holbrook, William Kirwin, and Gordon Gee were all people that had brought out strong opinions, and many will tell you they didn't like any of them. Ohio State is stronger than ever, despite the anti beer drinking tailgate rules.
Umm....I'm a fifth-year senior at UC and have seen all too well the harm she has done to this school. UC is in a financial crisis. There's a hiring and tenure freeze. My department lost two well-respected instructors because of it. The dean she hired to run my college couldn't find Cincinnati on a map when asked. He also didn't know UC had an engineering school (let along a well respected one) until he heard about the job vacancy. But of course he got the job.
I have plenty of reasons to disapprove of the job she's doing outside of what she did to Huggins. I've forgiven her for that. I can't forgive her for what she's done to my college. The very first point of her UC|21 plan is to "place students first." Everything she has done in her tenure at UC has shown that to be a total farce.
But apparently I just don't get it because you still think this is about athletics.