It happens. Periodically the quiet of campus life becomes a national news item. Syracuse experiences two this weekend.
Syracuse played football against Connecticut yesterday. Won! 31-24.
For Syracuse, it is a new team and new coach. Both are doing well, but not there yet. The coach appears great. Throwing the ball. Syracuse’s quarterback excellent. He has two rather than one top notch receivers.
The problem as I see it is the team’s lacks consistency. They were 14-o at the end of the first quarter. Halftime it was 17-14. Last week, Syracuse was 17-0 at the end of the first quarter. Lost decisively.
The key is to play hard 60 minutes. Hard to do. Must be done however if Syracuse is to be a top team.
Syracuse now 2-2.
That was the good. Now for the bad.
Kenneth Kavajecz is Dean of the School of Management. Big job! Was paid $496,449 last year.
Today, he is on administrative leave.
Last week he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute. A 3rd degree misdemeanor. No big deal for most. The lowest level crime. Many would be allowed to plead to an infraction and walk away.
The Sheriff’s Department was operating a sting. The Dean got caught.
I feel sorry for the Dean. I know what he did is legally wrong. Note however we live in a time when most of the campus is screwing each other, some members of the faculty playing around. Society itself is sexually free. Sex is all over the place. TV and the movies.
I feel sorry for the Dean. He even went to a suburban town Salina rather than seek a prostitute in Syracuse. Syracuse is a metropolitan community. There are enough hookers in Syracuse that he did not have to travel.
I recently wrote that within 10 years, prostitution will be legal in the United States. I stand by that prediction. The reason is that the government will be able to tax the sex industry. Big dollars involved. Germany has been doing it for years and making a bundle.
Sloan stopped over in the afternoon. We had a few minor glitches in something new I am working on. Close to being resolved.
Sloan leaves for a two week European trip thursday. Backpacking. Alone. Ireland, England and Scotland. She is going to have a ball!
I had a sneezing jag yesterday afternoon. For an hour. One sneeze after another. Thought I was coming down with a head cold. I cannot recall the last time I had a cold.
After one hour, it stopped as swiftly as it had begun. No cold. Must have been something I was temporarily allergic to in the house.
I rarely read a book when published. Do not know why. Orange Is The New Black was published 2010. I started reading it yesterday afternoon.
Pro football watching this afternoon at Don’s Place. It will be the first time for me this season.
Enjoy your Sunday!