See if you start noticing a theme here:
They’re calling it The San Francisco Advantage
Here you go:
You see, back last year:
“The university was waiting for facts to be established by a court of law before undertaking any action.”
Man, that’s an absurdly high standard, in’nt? It’s like a Mayor Willie Brown standard, right?
Oh, here’s USF’s latest – a newer/better standard:
‘”The volume and nature of these allegations are deeply disturbing, and the University of San Francisco (USF) takes sexual assault seriously. USF leaders are closely monitoring the legal developments surrounding Mr. Cosby to determine the proper next steps regarding his honorary degree.'”
Ah, there we go.
But what’s this?
“In recent days, Noah Zimmerman, an alumnus of USF, unhappy with his alma mater’s association with Cosby, alerted me to the scrubbing of the communications office’s page containing a news release about Cosby receiving the honorary degree.”
So USF, you keep the webpage up but you delete its text?
I’ll tell you, in all my years, I aint never seen this kind of thing.
In the words of Petrelis:
“Quite odd to delete the body of the page but leave the headline intact.”
Oh, here’s the former text, right here, and what the Heck, after the jump as well.
Let’s see, how to close. Take it away, Mike:
“Meanwhile, it was time yesterday for USF to find its spine on their relationship with Cosby and finally take full and substantive stand on the allegations and such piling up against him. Two terse statements in eight months just don’t cut it.”
This is just one part of The Trek – can you see them all, laboring their borrowed carts up Lone Mountain going to where – a moving van somewhere near Geary in the Inner Richmond?
Come to think of it, USF goes out of its way to avoid pissing off its neighbors on Moving Days
I guess that’s the price you gotta pay when you’re an Urban University…
Our Urban Dictionary gets a little harsh:
With over eighty countries represented in the student body, children of incomprehensible means from Latin America, Europe, and Asia attend this Jesuit institution, and pay tuition on par with Stanford or an Ivy League school. These students are frequently seen driving Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, Porsches, Lotuses, and BMW’s, and carrying purses made by Prada, Jimmy Choo, and D&G. Instead of studying, they can often be found congregating in VIP sections of clubs such as Ruby Skye, running thousand-dollar-plus tabs on a regular basis. Spoiled is interchangeable with snotty or snobby, as in the University of Snotty/Snobby Foreigners.
Also known as the University of San Francisco.
by ajcarm August 26, 2011″
I’m not sure how current the brand names mentioned are, but the reference to Ruby Skye sounds a bit dated. (OTOH, maybe that’s where all the students are planning on going when they’re waiting to mob the #5 Fulton inbound on a Friday night.)
I heard this phrase back in the aughts, from Native Born ‘Mericans. And I’ve seen some exoticars parked around campus. Is that enough to merit this nickname?
I know not.
If you ask me, Fulton should have traffic signals in the USF area. But nobody asked me, so what our horrible SFMTA did recently instead of that was to take out a couple lanes.
So now this stretch of has a lower capacity in exchange for a dubious stab at increased safety.
Anyway, this is new on me, but it looks like Fulton can no longer handle annual USF Move-In Day without it being a big event complete with cars getting towed, with extreme prejudice. Ivan Valladares has the details:
“I saw around 20 cars getting towed away this morning on Fulton street, I’m sure it was more then that, just because students were moving in to SF STATE [sic] and were exclusively using the right lane to line up. This city sucks.”
Here it is, complete with home-made signs directing traffic:
Later in the day, the owner of this minivan parked at what’s normally a legal space for about ten minutes but then got swarmed by the popo with a quickness:
Here’s the news, from a couple days back.
Let’s start with Hastings.
Here’s the reaction:
“Rankings Update: US News & World Report 2015
US News & World Report magazine has released its annual rankings of institutions of higher education. UC Hastings remains among the top law schools in the nation, with a reputation score on par with the top 25 from lawyers, judges, and peers. In “Law Specialties,” UC Hastings ranked #12 in Dispute Resolution and #25 in Clinical Training. Nevertheless, our overall rank has moved from #48 to #54.”
And this is from a year ago:
“Rankings Update: US News & World Report 2014
Last night, US News & World Report magazine released its annual rankings of institutions of higher education. UC Hastings remains among the top fifty law schools, tied with several others at #48. UC Hastings programs also rank in the top tier of “Law Specialties” this year, including Dispute Resolution at #9, Tax Law at #17, and Clinical Training at #27.”
And this isn’t from Hastings, but it touches on some relevant issues. From two years back:
Now on to University of San Francisco School of Law:
“Tonight’s Town Hall Meeting is at 5pm in Room 100, Dean Trasvina will be discussing the rankings news; however, the majority of the meeting will be Q&A. Please attend and share your thoughts on the state of the law school, programming ideas you may have, curriculum changes you want to see, or anything else you have on your mind. The Q&A should start around 5:15/5:20, so if you have class until 5:20 you will still have an opportunity to be heard.”
I imagine this situation is like having a twelve-month headache and thinking, upon awakening, oh yeah, the headache, the constant, nagging headache I gotta deal with…
Well, read it and weep, San Francisco. University of California, Hastings College of Law, which used to be a Top 20* law school, is now out of the Top 50, per the US News:
51. Baylor University (+3)
51. Penn State University (+13)
51. University of Richmond (+2)
54. Pepperdine University (+7)
54. UC Hastings (-6)
54. University of Connecticut (+4)
54. University of Nebraska—Lincoln (+7)
RNP. San Francisco (five-way tie at #144 last year with Duquesne, South Texas, Memphis, and Suffolk)
And RNP stands for Rank Not Published.
*It was in the teens for a bit of the 1990’s.
Lone Mountain campus, where Suzanne Somers lost her music scholarship and got kicked out of school, you know, for getting preggers, a half century ago.
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“She was accepted at San Francisco College for Women (commonly referred to as “Lone Mountain College“), a now-defunct single sex school which became a campus of the Jesuit University of San Francisco. She won a music scholarship, but became pregnant after six months. She married the baby’s father, “Bruce Somers”, and her only child, Bruce Somers, was born in November 1965. She was unhappy in her marriage and began an affair with her former drama teacher. Her husband found out about it and the marriage ended after just two years, in 1967. A single mom, she turned to modeling in San Francisco to support herself and her son. She also distanced herself from her family because her older brother and sister by then were also alcoholics. In 1968, she won a job as a prize model on a game show hosted by her future husband, Alan Hamel, who was married at the time. The two began dating, and she became pregnant while Hamel was still married. They came to the conclusion that Suzanne should have an abortion, from which she suffered severe bleeding for several days. In 1970, she auditioned for Playboy’s Playmate of the Month and got as far as a test series of photos taken in the Mexican jungle. She was fully nude except for a gold chain around her waist. Playboy decided not to use her shots at the time, but paid her $3,000 for the test. After she became a star on Three’s Company (1976), Playboy published the entire series of photos and the handwritten Data Sheet that each potential Playmate fills out (in which she gives the year of her birth as 1947). At the time of its publication, she was a popular (and for her, lucrative) spokeswoman in a series of TV commercials for Ace Hardware. Following the publication of the pictures, Ace abruptly fired her, citing the contract’s morals clause. In 1971, her son Bruce was severely injured when he was hit by a car, and the therapist counseling him only charged the struggling Suzanne $1 per week. Suzanne herself also underwent therapy to overcome the problems of her dysfunctional childhood…”