"Our model has basically been the grasshopper and the ants from your fables," LeDuc said. "We set aside a fair amount of money to weather what we thought the storm would be. Our only concern is how long this lasts."Now, Western Michigan, is weakened as a result of the internet:
LeDuc believes this a cyclical downturn. He said the effects of a bad economy have been "exacerbated by the stuff on the Internet."
Faculty and staff at [Western Michigan] Law School campuses in Michigan will be cut by the end of the month as part of a broad "right-sizing" program announced July 1.For the uninformed, "legacy costs" are generally costs that are left over from a time when the organization had different priorities, which is a euphemism for saying, "when cash flowed a lot easier."
In announcing the plan, the university said it needed to cut costs because "enrollment and revenue have continued to decline while health care and legacy costs continue to rise."
In other words, Western Michigan is paying for you exacerbaters spraying your crap all over the internet about law being a raw deal. So, uh, stop it, you assholes. All this law school is trying to do is recover from its previous mistakes while keeping the funds flowing to the right pockets. Is that so bad? Do you really have to go exacerbating and stepping on penny-pinching grasshoppers and ants and shit? If you really cared about the future of legal education, it seems to me that you would support fresh-start ventures like Western Michigan.
Hypocrites. Scam on.