Friday, November 15, 2019

UVA president Jim Ryan is an asshat.

At best.
The Provost’s office, in conjunction with the colonel of UVA’s ROTC program, made the decision. The ceremony marks the conclusion of a 24-hour vigil by ROTC cadets and has included the 21-gun salute for more than a decade.

“One is that it would be disruptive to classes and two, unfortunately with gun violence in the U.S., there was some concern that we would cause a panic if someone heard gunshots on grounds,” said UVA President Jim Ryan.
Bullshit.  Ryan or some other asshats wanted to get rid of it, and this is their excuse.  Next will be getting rid of ROTC entirely, because knowing that those horrible people are on campus causes some pussy to clutch his security blanket and seek a safe space.


Old 1811 said...

Actually, I can kinda see his point. A fusillade of shots audible within a classroom might not be a good thing to do unannounced.
The way to fix this would be to send out a mass text and email for about three days running that says, "On November 11, at 11:00 a.m., a ceremony honoring Veterans' Day will take place at [place]. The ceremony will include a 21-gun salute, fired in three volleys of seven shots, to honor those who gave their lives in service to this country. If you hear shots at 11:00 on November 11, that's what it is." All colleges have the ability to send out such a text, and any competent administrator would suggest it.
I guess I just answered my own question.

markm said...

This is the same University that put their fraternities on probation over a rape accusation - even though it had been disproven.