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' 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.
A student, who frequently sports an easy smile, has a
secret. And he's learned to keep a secret, the hard way.
No matter what, no matter that he could use help, no
matter how tempted he is to trust a friend, he tells no
one. For good reason. Anyone, even a friend, would stop
him, kill him, if necessary. TobaccoPharm.
It's only human to be curious. And, what is hidden is the
most tempting. Like the personal lives of those who lord
it over us for so many of our most formative years:
Teachers! The most influential among them are
university professors. Like to peek in on how university
faculty and administrators behave in their natural
habitat? Listen in on their private conversations?
Glimpse what they're really up to? Rufus McCoy
instantly beams you to the exotic and secret world of
academe. FREE to Amazon Prime members.
Critical of Doo-Wop? Let's hope not. (Great
Doo-Wop at the IP last Friday.)
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
A public discussion I posted the following comment in response to this
morning's report on usmnews.net being taken down at The Chronicle of
Higher Education: The comment this thread is based on was taken down
and the only reason was "This comment was flagged for review." I, and I
assume other readers, would benefit from a discussion about why the
decision was made.
TobaccoPharm Excerpt (Complete book for sale at Amazon) What Karl
Hauer was about to do would have been absolutely unthinkable a couple
of months ago. It was unseemly to move so quickly after Anna's death,
but the time to strike a deal was today. Otherwise, Philip Windsor
[Windsor Tobacco Company] would find another geneticist. Although
Windsor might not be able to get production going as fast as Hauer and
Windsor could together, Windsor could, in time, do it.
reprint Court Records Report Stephen Bushardt's Spousal and Alcohol
Abuse "...On July 27, 2009 Stephen [Bushardt] had been drinking, was
staggering and had slurring of his speech...Stephen was screaming at me
[Stephen's wife] and using profanity calling me a F_____, along with
other things. I was very frightened...I entered the house and Stephen
screamed, "I feel violent" and grabbed my shoulders and started to shake
me and threaten to beat us and kill me...I called the Lamar County
Administrators' Advantage See a report in today's Chronicle of Higher
Education: "Texas Community College Seeks Dismissal of Tenured
Professor." My views reported in the Comment section: "Don't expect
administrators and their ally faculty to proclaim they are firing a
colleague because they disagree with their target's speech...".