California Tax Dollars at Work, Coronation Edition

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I am a semi-retired professor at California State University, East Bay.  Our interim president recently had the “interim” removed from his title.  Today I received an invitation to his investiture.  If you live in California (or just want a good laugh), here’s your California tax dollars at work, coronation edition.

First, there is a heavy cardboard sheath:

Cover of Cardboard Sheath

Cover of Cardboard Sheath

 

Inside the Cardboard Sheath

Inside the Cardboard Sheath

Followed by a card telling us how to get to the event:

Directions Card Front

Directions Card Front

 

Directions Card Back

Directions Card Back

 

And then came the RSVP and “additional donation” (aka even more begging) card:

RSVP Card

RSVP Card

 

Begging Card

Begging Card

 

All of this was paid for out of the CSUEB budget.  I searched in vain for the sentence “not printed or mailed at CSUEB expense.”  No luck.

In case it’s not clear, I will not attend this event.

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About Tony Lima

Retired after teaching economics at California State Univ., East Bay (Hayward, CA). Ph.D., economics, Stanford. Also taught MBA finance at the California University of Management and Technology. Occasionally take on a consulting project if it's interesting. Other interests include wine and technology.