Saturday, April 10, 2010

Scott Cowen: "You're not going to remember your major"

On January 17th, 2006, after students were back, Scott Cowen held a meeting with the engineering students to explain the Renewal Plan.

The entire meeting, IMHO, was to blow smoke up our ass and not run away with our tuition dollars ($40K/year at that point). Tulane had already pissed off a lot of parents by keeping the Fall 2005 tuition money.

The meeting ticked off the engineering students quite a bit. Fortunately, some of us recorded it and caught a real gem from Cowen that pretty much sums up his fuckmookishness:

"Question: 20 years from now, 30 years from now you will remember you came to Tulane. You're not going to remember what you major was or ... [garbled] ... but you will remember Tulane University."

-Scott Cowen
January 17th 2006
Meeting with engineering students

That's the quote, word for word (23 minutes in on Side B). Told to a bunch of ENGINEERING students. It doesn't matter what, say a Civil engineer learns in school, it only matters that they went to Tulane.

Unfortunately, the quality on the tapes is terrible. Cowen's booming voice is the only thing that the mic picked up.

Side A:

Side B:

If anyone would like to give a stab at cleaning up the audio, that would be greatly appreciated.

NOTE: Some minor edits. Also, the version of this post has embedded audio players that don't seem to show up in Google Reader.


oyster said...

What a bizarre thing to say. Who forgets their major?

Clay said...

It's within the realm of possibility that a liberal arts major MIGHT forget, but not an engineer whose major and everything they learned in school is key every day of their profession.

Scott Cowen: Fuckmook.

Leigh C. said...

Ummm, I've never known liberal arts majors who've forgotten what they majored in in college. Either I've been blessed to be in the company of people with good memories, or Cowen was being a complete ass. I'd bet on the latter. What a schmuck.


what a dick.

my apologies to any dicks that are shamed by any comparison to cowan