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Behind the Hedges: Big Money and Power Politics at the University of Georgia Hardcover – February 1, 2009
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Someone said to me recently that "UGA is not longer 'of Georgia' - meaning not our old beloved school of our youth.
Now driven by global thinking, radical minds, a power hungry egotistical president, etc.
If you leave money to UGA in your will, be sure & restrict it or else see it go to causes that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
As the funding of public universities has been curtailed over the past twenty years, schools now rely heavily on private Foundations to provide funds for numerous functions including research, professor salaries, and school expansion. As the importance of Foundations has grown, the selection of Presidents is no longer primarily based on their academic visions for their respective institutions, but their ability to generate and encourage charitable giving to University. "Behind the Hedges" details the Doilette & Touche independent audit of the Foundation that describes how President Adams used Foundation money (generated by private donations), as his own personal check book to cover questionable expenses. For example, Adams hosted an invitation-only law school graduation ceremony at the President's house at a cost of over $10,000 and used Foundation receipts to pay for this party. The problem was that his son was in the graduating class and since he became the President in 1997, he had never hosted a similar event.
The chasm between Foundation trustees and President Adams was amplified by Adams' handling of Vince Dooley's employment at the University. Vince Dooley was the University's Athletic Director.Read more ›
Even after a forensic audit which exposed wrongdoing to the authorities, people just look the other way and leave a trail of crumpled human beings in their wake. Lies, deceit, corruption, and a lack of respect for years of tradition all are exposed amidst immorality and uncontrollable spending at this university.Behind the Hedges: Big Money and Power Politics at the University of Georgia
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I am a UGA grad, and I had never delved into the details behind the controversial leadership of Michael Adams during his 16 year tenure of President of the University of Georgia. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark Clegg
If you want to read a blueprint of how public corruption occurs in Georgia, read this book. You can change the names and organization, but the MO is the same for many of Georgia's... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sabrina Smith
The book exposes just a small sliver of the mindset of the corruption that defines the mindset of UGA personnel and graduates in this state. Read morePublished 16 months ago by B. Simon
Recently retired U of Ga president Michael Adams gets a zero. He is a man many Georgians loved to hate for years and years, and this book explains why.Published on January 18, 2014 by GB Dun
I am an Alumnus of UGA and wanted to read the book. I heard many comments about it. I wanted my copy.
This book states facts that I had already heard and had been hearing from employees at UGA for the past several years since Michael Adams took over as President. Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by Michael E. Kelly