Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Getting it wrong, Part two

The Denver Post (paper edition) claimed this morning that James Holmes was awarded $171,024 from the National Instittues of Health for his first year of graduate school at The University of Colorado. Of that, $26,000 was alloted for "personal expenses." However, in their on-line edition, it says, "Holmes' studies were funded in part by a grant to the university from the Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. That $176,000 grant supports six Ph.D. students for one year. Pre-doctoral students supported by the training grant receive a $21,600 stipend per year in 12 monthly installments to help defray living expenses." Which is it, Denver Post? Can you please get the story right?

The Dean of the Medical School is quoted by the Post as saying,

"You have to understand that the program directors are with these students daily. This is not something where they're saying, 'Oh, maybe I'll see the student in six months,' " he said. "This is a family. It's a team-building environment. They're very much in contact with the students in the program.

"Especially with any student that might have any kind of academic or other difficulty — those are the ones that program leadership would focus their interest on, more than anyone, the students who are in need of help."

Good job, Medical School faculty.


Cargosquid said...

Actually, lets take him at his word. So, according to that article, the school was in close touch with the shooter and apparently saw no problems. The plot was ongoing for at least 4 months. Therefore, he's NOT crazy.

Fry the bastard.

Swen said...

Hey! C'mon, this is the Denver Post you're talking about. Getting it right isn't in their job description. In an article the morning after the shooting they told us that 12 people had died, 10 at the scene and four more later in hospitals.