Letters to the Editor

Cal Poly administrators’ idle time

Carter Wilson, president and founder of the Cal Poly Hammock Club, relaxes in his hammock under the train trestle at Cal Poly.
Carter Wilson, president and founder of the Cal Poly Hammock Club, relaxes in his hammock under the train trestle at Cal Poly. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

A main concern across the country and at Cal Poly is how the faculty is underpaid while university administrations bloat up in size and salaries.

And now we have an example of how much idle time Cal Poly administrators must have. Instead of focusing on pressing university issues such as sex/race harassment, excessive alcohol use, inadequate classroom space and poor compensation for faculty and staff, we have an example of what an administrator spends his/her time thinking about: hammocks (“Cal Poly seeks to limit slacklining, ban hammocks on campus,” Nov. 10).

Do the taxpayers really want to pay for hammock police? What’s next, the dangers of Slinkies, hula hoops, running with scissors?

Steve McDermott, professor emeritus, Communication Department, Cal Poly

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