[Reposted from here]
Seems like the local and university communities are getting a belly full of what they asked for in Nancy Cantor and Daryl Gross, big-city slickers who came in extolling the small town virtues of "community", yet who have a bent for approaching sensitive matters with autocratic hatchets behind their backs while implementing a peculiar form of mathematics - adding by subtracting. To wit, the AD's recent against-the-grain decision to nix the SU swimming program in favor of women's collegiate hockey, and the chancellor's latest axing, the dismissal of Astria Suparak. These out-of-town administrators are proving to be "sharp" all right - guillotine sharp when it comes to assaying and embodying community consensus in their administrative decision making.
If the AD and chancellor are keeping their collective fingers on the pulse of "community", it's with "thumbs down", and on parts of our local anatomy that have yet to be identified.