Saturday, June 6, 2015
TTT Smells of Desperation: Albany Law School and University of Albany Move Toward ParTTTnership
The TTT AgreemenTTT: On June 4, 2015, the New York Law Journal published an Andrew Denney piece entitled “Albany Law, University Move Toward Partnership.” Look at this opening:
“Albany Law School and the University at Albany announced they are finalizing an agreement to affiliate.
Alicia Ouellette, who becomes dean of Albany Law on July 1, and Robert Jones, president of the University at Albany, posted a joint letter online stating that the two schools have signed a memorandum of intent and plan to complete an agreement by the end of October.
"It is clear to us that our students and faculties have much to gain from a stronger affiliation between our two schools," the letter states. The schools have been discussing a possible affiliation since last summer.
The letter said the affiliation is not a merger, as both schools will remain financially independent and there are no plans to change their names.
Additionally, the schools would retain their respective accreditations and continue to issue their own degrees.
But affiliation would allow the schools to jointly pursue grants while giving students at both schools an expanded offering of courses.
For example, a future scientist at the University at Albany could study legal issues surrounding environmental contamination, or a future attorney attending Albany Law could learn more about cybersecurity.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, future scientists will be blessed by attending Albany Law Sewer, and learning about IT security from a TTT, right?!?! Data breaches occur all the damn time, and spending $43,248 in tuition – the current rate for 2015-2016 at AL$ – will not make you more marketable, or less susceptible to such occurrences.
At this point, no one with a functioning brain stem buys the pigs’ filth. When you see a PR blitz from oil company cockroaches - usually following a recent spill - you KNOW that they don’t mean a word of what they say. They are simply trying to cover their asses and limit damage to the firm’s reputation. Whenever you hear the phrases “We are doing our part to be a responsible corporate citizen” or “We care about our community,” your gut instinct is to smirk and change the channel. It is the same with the “higher education” swine. When you hear or read, “Our students have much to gain from this affiliation,” you likewise just laugh to yourself and move on with your day. By the way, this commode is ranked as the 138th greatest, most remarkable and sensational law school in the country – by US “News” & World Report.
Chronology of a Toilet Merger: Back on February 10, 2015, the Times-Union published a Cathleen F. Crowley article, under the headline “Momentum building for schools to partner.” Check out the following excerpt:
“A partnership appears to be blooming between Albany Law School and the University at Albany. Neither is calling it a merger, but that doesn't stop others from using the term.
"The law school and the university are approaching this carefully, with graduated steps, which I believe will eventually culminate in a merger of the two institutions," said Laurie Shanks, an Albany lawyer and professor emerita at Albany Law who thinks merging is a win-win for both schools.
UAlbany President Robert J. Jones said talks are going "extremely well."
"We are going to be much stronger in this partnership than we would be separately," Jones said.
Jones spoke about the partnership with the law school in an interview broadcast on SEFCU's big screen during halftime of a basketball game this weekend.
He has briefed the chancellor of the State University of New York on the discussions and said he plans a presentation for the SUNY board of trustees.” [Emphasis mine]
Yes, Cockroach Jones is an extremely busy man, huh?!?! Apparently, he has enough spare time to take in college men’s basketball games, in person. A few paragraphs later, the reporter noted the reason for this garbage merger:
“Enrollment at Albany Law School, as at most law schools, has dropped dramatically.
In 2003, the school had 821 students. Today it has 475, a 42 percent decrease. A $1 million deficit is expected in the 2014-15 school year.” [Emphasis mine]
You’re welcome, bitches! Cockroaches can only swim short distances, so you vile, lazy academics are in desperate need of a flotation device.
Conclusion: In the last analysis, you morons who are enrolled at this ABA-accredited dung heap are mere pawns in the pigs’ endgame. Then again, you were always a mere means to an end, i.e. big-ass bags of federal student loan money. Notice how Cockroach Laurie Shanks said that this is "a win-win" for the two “institions of higher learning.” What part of that statement leads you, dumbass, to believe that the students’ interests were even a consideration?!?! Remember, these “educators” do not care about you, in the slightest! The thieves will do an say anything to keep their cushy “jobs.” This merger is an attempt to keep these two turds afloat. Saddling you down with huge amounts of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt was a happy afterthought.
Posted by Nando at 9:11 AM