In a recent interview with the Idaho Statesman, appointed University of Idaho President Chuck Staben said “I think flagship is a pretty charged word. I think that’s not a word I really want to use.”
What do you make of Staben’s comments?
“We’ll see what he thinks when it’s time to fund the 3 big universities and U of I gets short-changed because the football school has a higher profile.”
“I don’t agree that “flagship” is a charged word when it is a factual part of the University of Idaho’s history and tradition.”
“I agree with future President Staben. I thought that the ‘uproar’ when the wording was changed was misplaced and a bit of a time waste. It makes more sense to me to continue pursuing excellence rather than labels. Go Vandals!”
“As in the SBOE warned me of this issue and I will do whatever they tell me since they ran off all the other applicants?”