Northwestern AD out

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ChiefGritty

Chicago, IL
Very Northwestern to add a layer of bureaucracy with a confusing relationship to the reporting structure like that.

From what I know from people who have worked in (non-athletic) administration there it's a nightmare to get anything done despite money never being an issue.
 
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Hired in 2021. Completely mishandled suspension and firing of Fitzgerald and baseball coach for hazing. Did not bother to come back from his vacation to tell the players (did it by Zoom)

Northwestern's Schill, Gragg under microscope as athletics scandals widen​

https://www.sportsbusinessjournal.c...-pat-fitzgerald-president-michael-schill.aspx
Morty Schapiro and Jim Phillips should be responsible for answering for that stuff. It happened all under their watch. Schill and Gragg are also incompetent at their jobs, but that doesn't absolve the former two.
 
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TentakilRex

Land O Insects between Quincy-Macomb-Jacksonville
Isn't like Schill is involved in any controversy outside the athletic department, right?
 
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Very Northwestern to add a layer of bureaucracy with a confusing relationship to the reporting structure like that.

From what I know from people who have worked in (non-athletic) administration there it's a nightmare to get anything done despite money never being an issue.
Very Northwestern? I'd say very higher ed. This type of move is very common at universities.
 
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Don't worry. The pride of the NU Medill School of Journalism, Teddy Greenstein, is going to do a big expose on Cat sports any....day....now.
What good does any of this do when half of the major network sport journalists are northwestern grads and wont say a
word about the continued mistreatment of their students. This upcoming version will be softened and will go away in no
time. I expect nothing less from Teddy.
 
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ChiefGritty

Chicago, IL
Very Northwestern? I'd say very higher ed. This type of move is very common at universities.
All Universities are bureaucratic, but UI would never make Josh Whitman the VP of Athletic-Type Activities and then hire a different AD.

Confusion about who is in charge is common there in a way it's not at the University of Chicago, I can speak with direct experience on that.

Northwestern's reputation even within elite higher ed is that you've got a Matrix sequel of endless suits between you and whatever you want to do.
 
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Mr. Tibbs

southeast DuPage
All Universities are bureaucratic, but UI would never make Josh Whitman the VP of Athletic-Type Activities and then hire a different AD.

Confusion about who is in charge is common there in a way it's not at the University of Chicago, I can speak with direct experience on that.

Northwestern's reputation even within elite higher ed is that you've got a Matrix sequel of endless suits between you and whatever you want to do.
geez

why would a normal pragmatic guy/gal, who likes to get things done in a timely manner, ever want to work there ?
 
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ChiefGritty

Chicago, IL
geez

why would a normal pragmatic guy/gal, who likes to get things done in a timely manner, ever want to work there ?
See “despite money never being an issue” from my prior post.

I will say I am very happy to have moved from higher ed to quasi higher ed adjacent in my own career. The belly of the beast is a drag.
 
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you wouldn't think the "endless suits" would want anything to do with these type of scandals.
unless... they've had experience with hiding these sort of things their whole careers
 
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OrangeBlue98

Des Moines, IA
Don't worry. The pride of the NU Medill School of Journalism, Teddy Greenstein, is going to do a big expose on Cat sports any....day....now.
Here I am waiting for that nugget of investigative journalism.
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OrangeBlue98

Des Moines, IA
geez

why would a normal pragmatic guy/gal, who likes to get things done in a timely manner, ever want to work there ?
Maybe because if something ever goes sideways, they have multiple ways to point the finger.

When I've worked with or dealt with organizations like this, the primary goals are either to get more people fatter paychecks or provide more protection from guilt when bad decisions are made. More often than not, it's a healthy combination of both. But the people I usually deal with can't make a decision ("I'll have to run it up the flagpole) or never take accountability for poor decisions ("You'll have to talk with X - I didn't have anything to do with the final decision.")
 
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