Roth addresses economy, posts sexy photo

This morning, President Roth released a “Community Update” about the state of the economy, and its effects on Wesleyan:

[Wesleyan’s response to the financial turmoil] will include some serious budget cuts, delays in major facilities construction, and a close look at our priorities for the future. All of us will be asked to make sacrifices.

Following up on that, Roth has posted a new blog entry with some more specific ways in which the troubled economy will alter life around campus, and what the University intends to prioritize as we continue further into this grim economic situation:

… there will be cuts in the Wesleyan budget, but, as I said in my last post, I will do my best to protect teaching, research and the student experience from the impact of our cost cutting measures. […] We will continue to offer our community the very best liberal arts education, but we must do so in a more cost effective way. We must delay for some years our major facilities projects, like the Molecular and Life Sciences Building, and we are looking at every department at the university for budget savings.

What will be the University’s priorities going forward? Writes Roth:

  • Maintaining a robust financial aid program
  • Hiring and retaining faculty
  • Continuing the internationalization of campus
  • Enhancing the student experience, esp. for frosh and seniors
  • Implementing the College of the Environment

Plus, Roth has also changed the self-photo he uses on the blog. Check it out. Even as a straight guy, I have to admit it’s pretty flattering. Heh.

42 thoughts on “Roth addresses economy, posts sexy photo

  1. Anonymous

    i have no problem with justin. i was mostly just kidding.- person who replied in the first place in all CAPS

  2. Anonymous

    i have no problem with justin. i was mostly just kidding.

    – person who replied in the first place in all CAPS

  3. Anonymous

    Wow Justin, way to “screw” up. You really made a “boner” there. Maybe you should just tell everyone “nuts to that!” and “stick it up your ass!”

  4. Anonymous

    Wow Justin, way to “screw” up. You really made a “boner” there. Maybe you should just tell everyone “nuts to that!” and “stick it up your ass!”

  5. Anonymous

    I don’t think it’s offensive either.If anything, it only shows that Justin isn’t secure enough with his own sexuality to confidently say another male is attractive in a non-sexual manner. Because beauty/flattery is ALL about sex.And this isn’t a progressive campus or anything.WHATEVZ LOL

  6. Anonymous

    I don’t think it’s offensive either.

    If anything, it only shows that Justin isn’t secure enough with his own sexuality to confidently say another male is attractive in a non-sexual manner. Because beauty/flattery is ALL about sex.

    And this isn’t a progressive campus or anything.

    WHATEVZ LOL

  7. Anonymous

    i didnt see anything wrong with justin’s comment…people need to take a chill pill. with a large gulp of mineral water.

  8. Anonymous

    i didnt see anything wrong with justin’s comment…
    people need to take a chill pill. with a large gulp of mineral water.

  9. Anonymous

    The comment insinuates nothing sexual. Flattery doesn’t need to have anything to do with sex. That is why it is offensive that Justin is so quick to assure us that he isn’t gay. No one was asking, no one cares, and it has nothing to do with Roth’s flattering photo.Every bit of homophobic language is offensive. It isn’t my sensibility that is fragile, but my standard of what is decent that isn’t flexible.

  10. Anonymous

    The comment insinuates nothing sexual. Flattery doesn’t need to have anything to do with sex. That is why it is offensive that Justin is so quick to assure us that he isn’t gay. No one was asking, no one cares, and it has nothing to do with Roth’s flattering photo.

    Every bit of homophobic language is offensive. It isn’t my sensibility that is fragile, but my standard of what is decent that isn’t flexible.

  11. Anonymous

    that was obviously ironic. i wish wesleyan would learn something about (lack of) subtleties in humor.

  12. Anonymous

    that was obviously ironic. i wish wesleyan would learn something about (lack of) subtleties in humor.

  13. Anonymous

    most straight guys don’t usually judge other straight men in a sexual context?I don’t see that offensive (maybe mildly, if your ego is fragile enough that it can be blown over like a stack of cards in a soft wind.)

  14. Anonymous

    most straight guys don’t usually judge other straight men in a sexual context?

    I don’t see that offensive (maybe mildly, if your ego is fragile enough that it can be blown over like a stack of cards in a soft wind.)

  15. Anonymous

    i agree with 4:17. what does the photo being flattering have anything to do with your sexual orientation?

  16. Anonymous

    i agree with 4:17. what does the photo being flattering have anything to do with your sexual orientation?

  17. Anonymous

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN “AS A STRAIGHT GUY?”THAT’S SO HETERONORMATIVE.YOU CAN JUDGE OTHER MEN WITHOUT BEING GAY.i’m offended

  18. Anonymous

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN “AS A STRAIGHT GUY?”
    THAT’S SO HETERONORMATIVE.
    YOU CAN JUDGE OTHER MEN WITHOUT BEING GAY.
    i’m offended

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