Everybody has a blog these days…

March 4, 2010

Back in my day… nobody had a blog, MSN Messenger was freaking awesome, and Facebook was only for the University elite.

A lot has changed in the past few years, and now our UBC Admin have a blog. Zee VP Finance, Pierre Ouillet,  says “adopting social media is another example of the powerful transformation continuing to take place at UBC. Openness, transparency, broad dialogue in a context of quiet confidence about who we are and where we are going.”

Well Pierre, GG really wants to see how this is going to turn out – if you’ll keep posting, if more people will join in (currently only Pierre and VP Students, Brian Sullivan), and what you’ll actually say. Yeah, I’m skeptical like that.

What was said by Pierre and Brian at the super duper top secret (not really) Student Editorial Team meeting today was encouraging, to say the least. All the hotshots were there… The InsidersAMS ConfidentialUbyssey… I’m going to dub this group “The UBC Electronic and Paper Media Consortium,” and we’re going to soon have a theme song that’ll get stuck in your head 10x longer than CTV’s.

My favourite quote of the afternoon:

A 2% tuition increase is necessary for us to not go bankrupt.

The “rapid beautification” of University Boulevard was also brought up briefly. Funny how we lived with a fence and construction for years, but BOOM, Olympics, and we have roads and grass. It was essentially said at the meeting that yes, the Olympics were coming, and that provided the kick in the heiney to get something done. Money was freed up, we got grass trucked in and a fancy new advertisement board thinger was put up. An honest, straight up answer. That’s exactly what we need from our Administration, and I hope that’s exactly what their blog will be.

CUS referendum stuff was also talked about, but frankly, I don’t give a shit about that, nor do I know much about it, so I’ll refrain from saying anything.



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