PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Just saw in the Columbus Dispatch that Gee will retire on July 1
Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee said this afternoon that he plans to retire on July 1, following the latest in a series of verbal gaffes that he said were meant as harmless jokes but ended up embarrassing the university.
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
Just got the email from Mr. Gee himself. Sad. He was a wonderful President to the University that I called home for 4 years. He may have put his foot in his mouth a few times but he still meant a lot to the university and not just from a dollars sense. The kids loved him and, in my opinion, that's one of the most important things. He'll be missed.
Yes, I agree...but also think the touchy-feely Board pushed for this. Instead of forcing social issues down peoples' throats, they should be more focused on keeping a GREAT president for the university.
"You win with people." - Woody Hayes
Good God, I hate when people are forced to resign for speaking their mind and telling the truth.
I hate even more when people are forced to resign when they tell funny jokes.
I agree with both statements. The best jokes usually have truth behind them, like Gee's did.
I'm just happy to be here
They need to go back & read Ramzy's article. This is a huge loss for OSU.
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
The guy was a living mascot! It's like forcing Brutus the Buckeye to retire for making jokes about women from TSUN working in brothels.
Prediction: Archie Griffin will be the next president. Or, he will replace Gene Smith one day as AD.
Good job, Board. You let people like the whiny Mark May win, and a great guy like Gordon Gee loses.
Another bad day for America...the pussies win. Damn, this country's falling apart by the day.
Ramzy's article and then this. Coincidence? This is a sad day for the University. I for one, will miss him.
Best wishes Mr. Gee.
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
This man deserves a Grey Box at the minimum! A forum topic and Buckshot mention are not enough for me personally. I'm devasted. I am a Catholic but that was Gordon Gee being who we love him to be... Depressing day.
I understand the sentiment and loyalty, but when you are in his position, you can't keep making comments like this. Joking, or not, and he knew better. I like him too, but he did himself in.
I agree with you 100%. Very well said.
I surprise this didn't happen Thursday that when the trustee meet. I could give a good guess who wanted Gee gone. Any trustee that ex Gov Strickland appointed wanted him out at Ohio State.
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