Just send Azziz on his way

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Regarding the recent headline in The Augusta Chronicle, “Erasing history” (Feb. 28), I would just like to say how utterly disappointed I am, not only in the University System Board of Regents but our own representatives in this state.

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz apparently came to Augusta with pre-conceived notions that we are a slow, less-than educated, culturally backwoods and uncool group of people. After having the opportunity to meet the man personally, I believe he sees himself as the most educated man in any room. Perhaps he is. However, wouldn’t a more prudent individual, coming into a new cultural environment unlike the one he left, use a bit more discretion?

The Board of Regents has used Azziz to accomplish its goals. With Azziz’s help, it combined a wonderful university such as Augusta State University with the very prestigious name of the Medical College of Georgia. The board has paved the road with Azziz’s egomania by setting up a campus worthy of the University of Georgia – worthy of being a great satellite campus, and worthy of giving UGA the medical facilities the board believes it deserves.

You will never convince me, nor many of the other fine citizens of Augusta and the surrounding communities, that it is not the goal and desire of Azziz and his “new” administration to sweep all previous accomplishments under a rug so that he might quickly make all going forth his work.

My only request to the regents now would be: Let your scapegoat go. Send him on his way. Azziz has insulted us, he has abused us and he has used us for his own gain. Now, before he erases what small bits and pieces MCG and ASU have left – accomplishments which have grown a rich base many wish to attend – send Azziz packing.

Let it be known that this city will never stop watching. It will never stop holding those accountable who wish to disrupt our way of life, our history or our culture with the goal to make a name for oneself. So I now ask our state representatives and the Board of Regents: Send Azziz on his way.

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palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 03/05/13 - 06:13 am
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"Let it be known that this
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"Let it be known that this city will never stop watching. It will never stop holding those accountable who wish to disrupt our way of life, our history or our culture with the goal to make a name for oneself."

Hmmm..Y'all have done a great job so far.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 03/05/13 - 08:27 am
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And those that do not want to

And those that do not want to become decent members of any culture or society will get passed right on by. Palmetto take the chip off your shoulder. Augusta and the surrounding area is a decent and good place to live.

justputtin
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justputtin 03/05/13 - 11:36 am
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Nice letter

I agree Kay! Send his Azziz packing! I still cannot believe the locals that are in power and have authority have allowed this to happen.

Darby
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Darby 03/05/13 - 11:48 am
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"Augusta and the surrounding area is a decent.....

and good place to live."

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No argument, but let's make it a lot better.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/05/13 - 11:50 am
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Kay touched on something

Kay touched on something important in the opening sentence. Our local state representatives! Shame on them! One of two things happened. 1) they had neither the power nor the courage to stand up and resist the change. 2) they didn't care about what was going down. Either way, it's bad for the citizens of the CSRA. So which was it? There is no third choice.

soitgoes
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soitgoes 03/05/13 - 01:02 pm
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Reps are sheep

our local representatives, mostly Dems, are powerless sheep. Although they get the votes from Augusta citizens, they are totally ineffective and inconsequential in Atlanta. But so it goes....

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/05/13 - 02:59 pm
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This is like the French Revolution

The Board of Regents, in its wisdom, wanted a merger master and now they've got a steamroller on their hands. And their tool has swiftly brought in many more just like himself. The revolution continues and expands.

MCG is unrecognizable now, which is almost certainly just what the BOR and its agents of destruction have intended all along.

I hope I live long enough to see Azziz gone. That will be a happy day for us-- until the BOR sends in another goon.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/05/13 - 06:29 pm
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Soitgoes: you used an animal

Soitgoes: you used an animal reference when referring to the local representatives. Let me use another one: Horses. Subcategory: geldings.

fedex227
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fedex227 03/05/13 - 08:37 pm
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"GRU President Ricardo Azziz ....
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apparently came to Augusta with pre-conceived notions that we are a slow, less-than educated, culturally backwoods and uncool group of people."

Hmm, wonder if he based that on reading the majority of online posts to the Augusta Chronicle?

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red10778 03/05/13 - 09:26 pm
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The medical school cannot

The medical school cannot move to Athens because there is no clinical system (read: teaching hospital) to support it there. Logistically, it is impossible.
Dead. Horse. Is. Beaten. Again.

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