A View from the Bubble

Musings from outside the mainstream.

NCAA is rife with hypocrisy

Did you see the news recently regarding Eastern Washington University’s starting QB Vernon Adams transferring to the University of Oregon?  Adams falls into the 5th year graduate category; he will … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Parking Districts Redux

CORVALLIS – So I’ll admit I’m a bit surprised at how handily Measure 02-88 was voted down in districts near OSU.  In Ward 5, one of the areas most impacted by … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dear Neighbor

CORVALLIS – The school term hadn’t even started and already I’d been woken up.  Three times.  In one week.  After midnight.  I’m telling you, it’s getting old.  It’s getting to … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

OSU Records Request Denied

CORVALLIS – In an editorial last week the Gazette-Times touched on the gradual erosion of our laws regarding open meetings and public records. Once “among the strongest in the nation,” … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mismanagement and overreaction nothing new at OSU

CORVALLIS – It wasn’t surprising for me to read of the predicament Kate Willson, the student media advisor at OSU, finds herself.  The university has long stymied efforts to fully utilize … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Thoughts on the Black Bruin

COMMENTARY – If you haven’t seen Black Bruin, the spoken word critique of higher education at UCLA, it’s provocative, to say the least.  And, it has spawned many copies at … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment