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Professor Davies Obviously Unaware of Motto

There was a rather awful gaff to come out of Professor Peter Davies' mouth last night at a faculty forum in which the Ag School faculty discussed the future of their college in light of the State's drastic budget cuts:

The Sun reports:

Prof. Peter Davies, plant biology, questioned whether CALS could increase enrollment and reconsider financial aid as a means of balancing the budget.

“Has there been any discussion on revising the policy on 100-percent financial aid?” for need-blind admission Davies said. “Maybe this is the point to look at possibly, admitting more students that can pay their full way.”

CALS will reconsider enlarging its total enrollment size, according to Boor. She explained that Provost Kent Fuchs “will charge a committee to do a financial evaluation that will include … the number of students admitted to CALS.”

But Boor insisted need-blind admission will remain a “critical priority” for the agriculture college.

“Our present financial aid policy ensures that we do not accidentally change the socioeconomic profile of our students,” Boor said.

Davies, a professor of plant biology and apparently a British national is apparently unaware of his employer's motto.

Simply awful.

Matthew Nagowski | Posted on March 15, 2011 (#)

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