Thursday, November 20, 2014

 "Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp says he is undeterred by objections from the University of Texas System to plans for an A&M school of engineering in the Rio Grande Valley. "

"In an email to the Guardian, Sharp was dismissive of the UT System intervention.
“Whoever wrote that letter from the University of Texas thinks a lot more about their university than they do the children of the Valley. It is time that bureaucrats and agencies started meeting the needs of Texas families instead of their own bureaucratic self-interests,” Sharp wrote. “We intend to provide first class engineering education in the Valley, the likes of which have never been seen there and we will fight any obstacle in our way with vigor. We believe."

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While McAllen's leadership is stumbling over themselves to subsidize UT to the detriment of the people, "only half of the people between 20 and 24 have a job, according to the Brookings Institution, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. In fact, among the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S., the McAllen area has the lowest employment rate for young millennials. The numbers aren't much better for older millennials between 25 and 34. Their employment rate is just 68 percent, placing the area 95th out of 100 by that measure."

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Anonymous said...

If you were smart enough, you'd have learned about that turgid history that exists between UT and A&M. But you're not. You are too lazy to explore the angle that would render this guy's comment as just a dig at the Horns. Try not to be such a stupid fuck.

BobbyWC said...

What does that have to do with anything. And for the record I think every university granduate who was active in school knows about the rivalry between A& M and UT - it is not news

You only made a fool or yourself.

One is bringing us something while asking for nothing and the other is asking that we bankrupt ourselves.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

The conditions in the Valley are worse than most third world countries. All you have to do is look at the statistics.

Have you thought about why there is no military base or presence in Valley when there are MAJOR bases in El Paso, Arizona and California close by the border? For the State of Texas and the Federal Government, the US border stops at the Nueces River.

Paul said...

I feel that Texas A&M is trying to build on the potential that SpaceX is, I hope, going to bring to the Valley. I see this "offer" by the university to be an opportunity to get ahead for some of our students who cannot leave the Valley.

BobbyWC said...

The UT Board of Regents are 100% Republican and they are whining like babies over the idea of competition - hey the more university systems who want to come to the LRGV to compete for our money the better - competition is good - did you hear that Republicans - competition is good

Bobby WC