UVA Student Council: Legislators Shou...

UVA Student Council: Legislators Should Not Reappoint Dragas

There are 32 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 18, 2013, titled UVA Student Council: Legislators Should Not Reappoint Dragas. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The University of Virginia Student Council is joining the voices calling for board of visitors Rector Helen Dragas to go.

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Tom Jay

South Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 18, 2013
the student's are NOT suppose to be running the school!!! Bunch of spoiled wa was brats!!!

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rocktown

Harrisonburg, VA

#2 Jan 18, 2013
Audit the bank accounts of those that voted for Dragas and see how much money they were given by Paul Tudor Jones II, the billionaire that financed the power-grab by Dragas.
Leroy g

Harrisonburg, VA

#3 Jan 18, 2013
Got to admit....she pretty hot and the short hair won't get in the way af the view
Golfer

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jan 18, 2013
Keep protesting kids! Dont give up....wear her ass down until she finally crys uncle!
excop

Bassett, VA

#5 Jan 18, 2013
She may get employees more money than sulivan! sulivan only cares for the upper crust of uva!
Rex

Chesapeake, OH

#6 Jan 18, 2013
excop wrote:
She may get employees more money than sulivan! sulivan only cares for the upper crust of uva!
It's Sullivan, not "Sulivan".
The Va Senate & Governor want her to stay. She's not going any where.
twinmom

Gladys, VA

#7 Jan 18, 2013
Maybe when the students at UVA join the workforce they will come to realize that personnel issues are indeed PRIVATE, by law. The BOV has the sole legal responsibility for governing the university and for hiring/firing the president. Students and faculty don't get to pick the leadership;it is not a democracy. And the BOV cannot share their concerns about the president's performance in public, release her performance appraisals, etc. So yes, it is "clandestine" until an announcement is made that the president has resigned. The students may have been shocked by the news, and disagreed with it, but the BOV followed the laws which PROTECT employee privacy.
GET OVER IT!
Many of these same students are the ones who were camping out last spring protesting Sullivan's failure to give in to their demands for a "living wage" for contract employees, even though she had explained that the university cannot legally require contractors to set wages. Stop all the protesting and so something constructive, like your homework.
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#8 Jan 19, 2013
twinmom wrote:
Stop all the protesting and so something constructive, like your homework.
Making your views knows, even to those who have power over you, is important. Telling people to 'run along and do your chores' is a terrible way to promote good citizenship, though I don't expect any less from you and the other Tories.

Fact of the matter is that students are customers of the university (if you want to continue your weak business analogy) and their opinion is important.

By the way, if you can't see the difference between keeping a personnel file private and making shady, back-room deals where the BOV is kept in the dark or fed misinformation from one of their own, I can't help you. The BOV was proved disfunctional back in June and Dragas took advantage of it -- not a good sign for a highly-rated university.
NormanT

Black Canyon City, AZ

#9 Jan 19, 2013
I have to agree with the students Dragas should not be reappointed. I'm not to shocked over some of the comments here though. It appears that students no matter what grade level are considered 2nd class citizens with no voice and no rights. What a shame.
common sense

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jan 19, 2013
NormanT wrote:
I have to agree with the students Dragas should not be reappointed. I'm not to shocked over some of the comments here though. It appears that students no matter what grade level are considered 2nd class citizens with no voice and no rights. What a shame.
I agree. If it weren't for the students, or their parents, or the gov't paying for the education at UVA there wouldn't be a UVA. Higher education is becoming less about the students and more about money and power grabs; it seems to be echoing the philosophy of the government. Both higher education and the government should remember they are in existence for the students / constituents and if either group doesn't like what's happening they should voice their opinion / views as loudly and effectively as possible to drive the point home.

Since: Oct 12

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jan 19, 2013
I have angry villager supplies for sale:

Buy 2 pitchforks get 1/2 off a torch!

Angry villager supplies for sale!
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Seriously, these kids are doing more damage to the university than this pseudo-scandal ever did.

Leave Ms. Dragas alone.
jogger

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jan 19, 2013
Wonder who is really behind the student protest...students are to dumb, uninterested and naive to do something like this on their own...
Sulivan should never have been hired in the first place and her firing should have stood....she makes an absolutely horrible image when making public appearances on the part of the university....
Rush Maddow

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jan 19, 2013
So since you all love Dragas so much, which of you are going to go down on her first? Which among you is truly brave and not just an internet tough guy?
Reality

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jan 19, 2013
jogger wrote:
Wonder who is really behind the student protest...students are to dumb, uninterested and naive to do something like this on their own...
Sulivan should never have been hired in the first place and her firing should have stood....she makes an absolutely horrible image when making public appearances on the part of the university....
You know you can't fire someone just because they're fat, right? You pro-Dragas folks are the finest examples of Good Germans I've seen in quite some time.
common sense

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Jan 19, 2013
jogger wrote:
Wonder who is really behind the student protest...students are to dumb
really?
jogger wrote:
uninterested and naive to do something like this on their own...Sulivan should never have been hired in the first place and her firing should have stood....she makes an absolutely horrible image when making public appearances on the part of the university....
I don't think you truly understand the quality of students at the university.
Daniel

Middle River, MD

#17 Jan 19, 2013
I'm a UVA grad and I have in the past been glad to donate money to my school. But after the crap that the DRAGON has pulled, I will not give another penny to that place. It is NOT the UVA, I was a member of with that thing running around. The governor and the Senate need to wake up and send the DRAGON away forever.
Marie

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jan 19, 2013
Helen Dragas should resign! If the UVA Student Council is calling for her resignation, then it is time for her to GO! Why does she even want to stay? Does she need the money? Is she a plant for Governor McDonnell? The graceful thing would have obviously been for her to bow out immediately afterwards.
Marie

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jan 19, 2013
I am responding to Tom Jay's comment, above.
The students ARE the ones who absolutely should have a say in this process - after all, it is THEIR school. UVA isn't just exclusive to the Board, faculty, or to Politicians; it exists for the students, and they aren't dummies. And the idea really is that the process should have been transparent, which is wasn't - a la Dragas - and still isn't - I can only assume, because SHE is still there! Then there is Governor McDonnell and the monied supporters - don't get me started! This, by the way, is NOT just a personnel issue - it is an issue which defines students, faculty, and trustees alike, and at least the voting, by individual name, should have been published, and students should most certainly be represented on the Board, and have a vote.
Roy g biv

Harrisonburg, VA

#20 Jan 19, 2013
Many of these bull dyke types are poor people managers
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#21 Jan 19, 2013
Marie wrote:
and students should most certainly be represented on the Board, and have a vote.
There is a student member. According to UVa, "full members consider his or her voice equally among the opinions of others." Alas, not enough to give him or her a vote.

Note that the VA legislature recently rejected a bill to require faculty representation on the BOV.

So, for now, it's just the politically connected (and their patsies).

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