Wednesday, September 16, 2009

President Clements is the coolest president. Obama is a close second.

So I got to have a picnic with President Clements. And the new provost who was just announced today. Very, very cool. When people say he is personable, they weren't lying. He was constantly running around chatting up everyone and was very genuine about it. He never stayed in one spot too long, and just made sure to chat with every person he saw.

It's nice to see we have a very qualified president this time. He's very intelligent, kind and considerate. I don't want to sound like the Jim Clements fan club here, but I may start it up. He made sure I ate, made sure I was introduced to everyone that he was running around and chatting up. I even got to go inside his house. Pretty cool. Not everyone can say that, right?

His staff also seems like a great group of people. Everyone seemed so friendly. The new provost is sweet. Chris Martin is great. They're great people. Can't wait to actually see what he does in a day!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A New Start

With the advice of a very smart woman at WVU, I have decided to try to keep up with this blog. It may only be a few words every now and then, but I will certainly do my best.

The New York Times had an article today about WV's drinking water. Check it out here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/us/13water.html?_r=1

It's pretty crazy to me that something like this still exists. Not only that, but it adds to the stereotype that West Virginia is poor and uneducated. I feel like others reading this will just feel pity for WV. How could we allow something like this to go on?