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micropooz
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posted 10-26-2003 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Article in today's (10/26) Washington Post that the Boston University trustees committee "has urged the school's governing board to reconsider it's choice of former NASA chief Dan Goldin as the university's next president. Several members of the Board of Trustees committee now believe Goldin does not have the temperament to lead the 30,000-student university..."

Should fuel some interesting debate here...

Scott
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posted 10-26-2003 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
True story: I ran into Golden one time at JSC and asked where the auditorium was. He had no clue. Didn't know where Mars was either. Poor kids.

Leon Ford
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posted 10-26-2003 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have never seen any public comments that Dan Goldin has made about the Columbia crash. It seems that most of the problems that the Columbia commission found with NASA came about during his administration. Has he made any public comments? I would like to read them.

Thanks,

Leon

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posted 10-26-2003 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Leon Ford:
I have never seen any public comments that Dan Goldin has made about the Columbia crash. It seems that most of the problems that the Columbia commission found with NASA came about during his administration. Has he made any public comments? I would like to read them.

Thanks,

Leon


Well, the fastest, best and cheapest statement is no statement at all ;-)

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Scott
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posted 10-26-2003 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eurospace:
Well, the fastest, best and cheapest statement is no statement at all ;-)


Yeah that "faster, better, cheaper" was a bunch of political baloney. Makes no sense. For example, Viking cost a fortune (over a billion dollars I believe) but at least it was successful!!

micropooz
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posted 10-26-2003 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Leon Ford:
I have never seen any public comments that Dan Goldin has made about the Columbia crash. It seems that most of the problems that the Columbia commission found with NASA came about during his administration. Has he made any public comments? I would like to read them.
Thanks,

Leon

Good point Leon! I am amazed that he has had enough sense to keep his mouth shut. Just my humble unbiased opinion...

Larry McGlynn
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posted 10-26-2003 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The BU trustees have issued a vote of no confidence. One of the reasons given, according to the Boston Globe on Saturday, is that Goldin was not getting along with John Silber, the former president and current president emeritus.

I would have enjoyed that meeting between the two of them. If you think Goldin is tough. John Silber once ran for the Governor of Massachusetts. He lost at the last minute, because he was so mean to a well known and well loved local female news anchor that he made her cry on TV. Silber is a man who does not suffer fools gladly.

Evidently, Goldin was planning to freeze Silber out of power and the BU Board is not happy with that. I figure Silber got the board to bend to his will. There can only be one president.

The interesting thing is when having a discussion with former NASA employees, who are now professors at MIT, was how much they despised Goldin. They feel very sorry for their brethern who are now at the Phototonics Lab at BU.

That is the story, so far. There is more to come.

Larry McGlynn

[This message has been edited by Larry McGlynn (edited October 27, 2003).]

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posted 10-26-2003 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Seems to me under Goldin, we got more support for unmanned spaceflight and less support for the Shuttle/ISS bureaucomplex... so that's fine by my accounting.

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