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Nothing like talking about leadership and being responsible for the actions of others from New Jersey, when under your "leadership" two teams were unable to even have seasons.

Getting booed at graduation is far nicer treatment than Woodward deserves.
 

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What a disgraceful shitshow, the current Hartford Administration.
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It’s like elementary school. What is even more annoying is the fact that both the AD & President are remote workers. Ridiculous! I would be shocked if Woodward doesn’t announce his retirement soon ( he is turning 70).
They should write a book….”How to destroy a college in 5 years for dummies”
 

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Preface this by saying, once again, I feel for Hartford fans and the people in the athletic department it is going to impact.

That being said, what actually are these groups doing to reverse course outside of getting friends in the media writing pro D1 opinion columns that mostly just yell out the president is an asshole, fuck him etc? And, whoever is behind that WatchWoodward Twitter account has totally lost the plot and should be called QHawknon at this point. Are people actually in good faith meeting with board of trustees to show them alternative funding models, meeting with stakeholders to help secure funds that would provide endowments to Hartford athletic programs to keep their operating costs within an agreeable range for the school? Student-athletes organizing and rallying the rest of the student body to come through for them? (that protest march that happened last spring maybe did not look well attended)

Woodward and Hartford are going to be able to withstand anything a local media guy or Barstool throws their way no matter how pathetic they get with things like the graduation stuff...so while I understand this is highly emotional for people who gave their time and money to D1 athletics...are you happy with whatever the plan was by these people in charge of the "Save Hartford" movement? Do you think they accomplished anything? I want to know, because from an outsider's prospective, they got some amount of public opinion on their side, but have nothing to show for it, and ultimately with how some of these people have gone about things I don't see them winning over anyone who matters.
 

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Can we just fast-forward to the part where Hartford is selling off it's real estate portfolio?
Since you asked....some news from the last two months:

The University has auctioned off its collection of political memorabilia that was housed in an impressive museum on campus. The Hartford Courant calls the collection significant and "second only to that of the Smithsonian Institution in historical significance." The 70,000 piece collection was left to the school by J. Doyle Dewitt, a founding member of the school's board of regents. This understandably has caused an uproar.

“The collection was donated to the University of Hartford not as a financial asset, but on the understanding that U of H would provide institutional stewardship for this important community asset. The sale is shameful, and a total violation of their stewardship responsibilities.”

The administration claims it has been unable to find a home for the collection and since the collection came with no conditions preventing a sale, the school had every right to treat it as an asset and sell.


U of H sells its 10 acre campus it acquired from Hartford College for Women back in the 90s.The campus had been used for housing and its architecture program.

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It seems the financial situation of the school is much worse than the administration is leading us to believe.
 

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Since you asked....some news from the last two months:

The University has auctioned off its collection of political memorabilia that was in an impressive museum on campus. The Hartford Courant calls the collection significant and "second only to that of the Smithsonian Institution in historical significance." The 70,000 piece collection was left to the school by J. Doyle Dewitt, a founding member of the school's board of regents. This understandably has caused an uproar.

“The collection was donated to the University of Hartford not as a financial asset, but on the understanding that U of H would provide institutional stewardship for this important community asset,” he said. “The sale is shameful, and a total violation of their stewardship responsibilities.”

The administration claims it has been unable to find a home for the collection and since the collection came with no conditions preventing a sale, the school had every right to treat it as an asset and sell.


U of H sells its 10 acre campus it acquired from Hartford College for Women back in the 90s.The campus had been used for housing and its architecture program.

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It seems the financial situation of the school is much worse than the administration is leading us to believe.
When new of the political memorabilia sale went public my social media pages were filled with alumni being outraged.
leadership continues to place the blame everywhere except for …leadership.
 

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When new of the political memorabilia sale went public my social media pages were filled with alumni being outraged.
leadership continues to place the blame everywhere except for …leadership.
I personally do not think Dewitt left the collection to the school for Woodward and Co. to break it up and sell it for profit 30 years later. If the school didn't have the capacity to continue to oversee it or display it, the right thing to do would be to DONATE to an appropriate institution for the public to enjoy again. How unethical.
 

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Since you asked....some news from the last two months:

The University has auctioned off its collection of political memorabilia that was in an impressive museum on campus. The Hartford Courant calls the collection significant and "second only to that of the Smithsonian Institution in historical significance." The 70,000 piece collection was left to the school by J. Doyle Dewitt, a founding member of the school's board of regents. This understandably has caused an uproar.

“The collection was donated to the University of Hartford not as a financial asset, but on the understanding that U of H would provide institutional stewardship for this important community asset,” he said. “The sale is shameful, and a total violation of their stewardship responsibilities.”

The administration claims it has been unable to find a home for the collection and since the collection came with no conditions preventing a sale, the school had every right to treat it as an asset and sell.


U of H sells its 10 acre campus it acquired from Hartford College for Women back in the 90s.The campus had been used for housing and its architecture program.

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It seems the financial situation of the school is much worse than the administration is leading us to believe.
Wow- all of it.

Unreal.
 
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