The single most important – and difficult – task facing the next president of Franklin and Marshall College will be to figure out how to pay for all of John Fry’s grandiose and expensive projects. As the Pennsylvania Academy of Music learned the hard way, wishful thinking does not pay the bills. And the financial state of F&M’s endowment fund has been ignored in the media.
In addition, John Fry’s successor will be forced to deal with the immense amount of public animosity created by F&M’s actions over the past few years. Whatever the merits of F&M’s many projects may be, the way they were forced upon the public has generated a deep distrust of the college among many local residents.
I hope and pray that the next president of F&M at least has a local sensibility, someone who understands what Lancaster really is.
Artie See posting on the Lancaster Online Trashback forum under today’s article, “Report: Franklin & Marshall College chief lands Drexel post,” (click here).
Well said, Artie! I would just like to add: good riddance!
Good Morning Denver! I know there was a great deal of concern about my well-being so I will put your fears at ease.
I crawled out from under my rock, took a walk outside my cave, saw a robin, went to the gym for a great workout, and am now leaving to continue growing my successful business.
I wish you all a fantastic day!
This comment into this site bright and early this morning from Humpty Dumpty under “READER’S COMMENTS” below.
Why? Why me? Humpty set the comments on fire here yesterday, angering almost everyone and keeping my friend Hill from her Farmville tasks! Here’s hoping he will actually do some work and keep his fingers away from the keyboard today!
Oh, and good morning to you too, Humpty!
Please check back later today…