Over the past several years, usmnews.net has published literally thousands of reports from current and former faculty
who share my belief that USM has ineffectively and inefficiently employed far too much of its resources, both in terms
of money and people. The purpose of usmnews.net is not to provide a public relations view. That is amply supplied by
The University of Southern Mississippi's public relations department.
"The fun money is private money.
At Southern Miss, I've got state
dollars and I've got Foundation
dollars. It's real easy to tell them
apart. I tell people I've got two
checkbooks. I've got my booze
account and my non-booze account.
Out of the state money I'm pretty
constrained what in I can do. ...
Foundation dollars, that's when I
take my money out of my booze
account, I can pretty much do
anything I want with it." D. Harold
Doty, former Dean, College of
Business, University of Southern
Mississippi, current Dean,
University of Texas at Tyler
In August 2011, Martha
Saunders smiled as she
presented Galaxy Tabs to
selected students. Three
senior adminstrators were
suspended. Two are no longer
employees of the University.
declared herself "tired" and
resigned as president. (For
more reports re "Tabletgate",
For readers who have requested
quicker access to reports about Dr.
Saunders' and now Dr. Bennett's
airplane, please click here. A good
place to start is Cost Per Flight Hour
which includes links to the detailed
cost and usage data obtained through
open records requests.
Saw Rigolleto at the Houston Grand Opera. Wow! Just as
good as New York.
Marc DePree, Editor, usmnews.net
Other current research by Chauncey M. DePree, Jr.,
DBA is available at Amazon.com:
Plagiarism Is Now Ethically Acceptable, AACSB
Affirms Copying Other Members' Submission
Documents "Without Proper Citation"
The Gordon Cannon Doctrine of Plagiarism: Dr. Gordon
Cannon, chemistry professor at USM, has surmised a
foolproof method of determining whether a document is
plagiarized. His method? He asked a few friends: Would
you consider copying bureaucratic boilerplate plagiarism?
Dr. Cannon did not provide the original or copied
documents or any context to his friends. He merely asked,
Would you consider copying bureaucratic boilerplate
plagiarism? His friends' answered, No.
And indeed there is no plagiarism. None at all. Ever. Dr.
Cannon's methodology proves that no document can be
plagiarized. Simply ask a few friends without showing
them the documents in question or providing any context:
"Would you consider copying bureaucratic boilerplate
With mathematical certainty, their answer will be: "Of
If The Gordon Cannon Doctrine of Plagiarism seems
absurd, you ain't seen nothin', yet. Read on.
Dear usmnews.net, The word around the water cooler is that now
that Gwen Pate has become Director of the SofA [School of
Accountancy], Mary Morgan Anderson is once again hopeful that she
may become a full professor. As you probably know Anderson's
father [Jerry Morgan] was chairman of the accounting department
when Southern Miss supported Pate's doctoral program.
Reprinted by request Dear usmnews.net, Word around the CoB is that
Mary Anderson is furious over the recent series on her [lack of]
research. I don’t have first hand knowledge. Since she [Anderson] is
generally disliked, people tend to avoid her. What have you heard?
Exited Stage Left Good to Great Losses of Blettner and Trevino Still
Showing in USM’s CoB The 2002-2010 period for USM’s business
school was one of turmoil and loss. During that period, one that was
largely characterized by the failed deanship of D. Harold Doty
(2003-07), hordes of high-quality faculty departed the organization.
This new usmnews.net series looks back on many of those faculty,
concentrating mainly on what they have accomplished in the years
since exiting stage left of the b-school at USM.
August 18, 2014
. . . breaking news . . . USM Softball Coaches Resign HATTIESBURG –
In a shocking move, co-head coaches of USM’s softball program, Jon
Malgradi and Kirsten Voak, resigned on 15-Aug-2014. As reported in
The Hattiesburg American, the duo leaves USM with the dismal
overall record of 49-106, a record that USMNEWS.net has followed
throughout their time in Hattiesburg.
August 19, 2014
No surprise here The fact that Southern Miss' co-head softball coaches
have taken the extraordinary measure of stepping down at the
beginning of the Fall Semester, comes as no surprise to regular readers
Dear usmnews.net, I couldn't fail to notice that you hadn't commented
on Tom Lindley's retirement. His departure was, much like his tenure
at Southern Miss -- dignified and professional. The CoB is a far worse,
and academically weaker place, for his absence.