"...and it's related issues of the COE and COM"
My sister (B.A. M.A., FSU) and I attended an alumni event here in Jacksonville last year at which Dr. Barron and his wife were guests. He spoke about alumni giving, of course, along with updates about good things happening at FSU, among other University related news. |
He took questions from the group, and his answers on the stump were both informed and well framed. My sister and I are very pleased that he's our President, coming as we both did from Dr. Marshall's era.
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I'm under the impression that FSU has basically given up on ever having a pre-eminent COM or COE. The goal appears to have a limited/non-traditional school for med...and a sub-par/politically-correct school for engineering. And so long as this is the case...FSU should just set aside the AAU/pre-eminent university talk. That being said...I really am impressed with Barron and FSU is very lucky to have a guy of his caliber. He certainly has his hands full.
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"FSU's Barron basically makes UF's Machen look provincial"
Hopefully this will payoff for FSU. From what I've seen from Barron and Machen (on webcasts and "in person" at large events)...Machen absolutely comes across this way (the spoiled brat pleading to his parents as to why he deserves more than the other kids). Barron, on the other hand, makes his case...and yet still comes across as being a team-player. I'm really hoping to see him make a major positive mark on FSU...and make up some of the significant lost ground from the "lost decade".
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