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The awesomness that is Hawkins

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Marching Buff, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Marching Buff

    Marching Buff Member

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    This might be a little OT but I think it is totally relevant to what Hawk is doing with the school and AD.

    In my ENVS class last Wednesday my prof. started of his lecture talking about something that happened to him that morning. My prof had written an academic article that was published in the inter-university newspaper, Inside CU. The piece was published on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning my prof had received a hand written note from Dan Hawkins complimenting him on his paper and giving my prof his thoughts on the piece. Blown away, my prof told us that he would forever be a fan of Dan, the AD and the football team.

    This man might be the best thing that happened to CU in decades.
     
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  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Sounds like the quality of ENVS profs has improved.:thumbsup:
     
  3. Coloradosker

    Coloradosker Active Member

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    :puke: Sorry, what were you saying?:smile2:
     
  4. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Who was the professor, what is the class, and what was the paper on?
     
  5. RalphieMalph

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

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    That's a really great story... stuff like that makes me think the man's gonna be in town for a good long while :thumbsup:
     
  6. 87toInfinity

    87toInfinity Well-Known Member

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    Dan is a very good man and I believe he will be here for a long time. I also feel he will make an impact on more than just the football team. He cares about everybody and will give his time, even when he might not have any.
     
  7. 2HellNback

    2HellNback Well-Known Member

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    Awesome stuff, couldn't hurt to be able to have some profs in Hawk's pocket:smile2:
     
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  8. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    Might help someday, but I really don't think he is doing it for that reason. Reason #256,790 that I dig Hawk! We're lucky to have him.
     
  9. 2HellNback

    2HellNback Well-Known Member

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    I was only half serious... I think you're right, it's just the kind of guy he is.
     
  10. SJBuff

    SJBuff Club Member Club Member

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    It's been a while. What is ENVS?
     
  11. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Environmental Studies
     
  12. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Beats me, I was afraid to ask...now I don't feel so bad admitting I have no idea...:confused:
     
  13. Cornh8er

    Cornh8er Well-Known Member

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    so he's a hippy?:smile2:
     
  14. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I imagine that is environmental studies. But I wonder what particular class it was and what the paper was on.
     
  15. 87toInfinity

    87toInfinity Well-Known Member

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    You can pretty much assume the professor is a hippie, so Hawk was probably thinking that if he got a hippie liberal professor to support the football team, he could do anything!! So now Hawk knows he has supernatural powers and we have front row seats to the greatest show of all time.
     
  16. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    "The world is getting hotter and it's all our fault".
     
  17. DBT

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    Damned tree hugger!
     
  18. RalphieMalph

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I'm pretty sure it's some sort of an architecture major.
     
  19. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That is Environmental Design.

    Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary major. I took a lot of Geography and Poli Sci classes to get my degree. The major covers a whole range of issues.
     
  20. Marching Buff

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    His name is Jim White, it's the 1010 intro to ENVS class and his paper was on INSTAAR. Here's the link

    http://www.colorado.edu/insidecu/editions/2008/2-26/story1.html


    You can poke fun all you want but Jim is a good guy. He's a suit and tie, not hemp and birkenstocks, kinda guy. I'm taking it for core requirements.
     
  21. BuffTuba

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    woah woah woah, let not jump on the ENVD's now, you'd have to meet me by the flag pole at 3:00 o'clock if you did whilst being prepared to lose your lunch money for tomorrow.
     
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    Looks like an interesting class. Also, very topical for the world we live in.
     
  23. The Monk

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    Pretty cool especially considering the amount of antagonism between the faculty and athletics during the Barnett era. Which was even pretty evident(anecdotally speaking) in the more moderate Econ department.
     
  24. FChairbanks

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    :yeahthat:
     
  25. jjbuffs13

    jjbuffs13 Well-Known Member

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    Anyways, back to the original topic. Even at the recruiting lunch, one of the first things Hawk mentioned was the GPA of the current student/athletes being the highest it has ever been. I think he would like to win football games as a priority, but if he can get those kids who win those games to graduate and leave with a degree, he has totally accomplished his goals.
     
  26. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    Used to be ENVD back in the stone age.
     
  27. atlbuff

    atlbuff Club Member Club Member

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    it was lumped in with ENVD? Seems a little odd since ENVD is planning and architorture. i guess they can be closely related, but when i think of my degree i think architecture, not environmentalist. maybe that is a poor perception of envs, i really don't know anything about that one.
     
  28. fcjack1

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    God bless the hippies!
     

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