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[Contract ended May 20, 2012] UA Statement Regarding Former Adjunct Lecturer Adam Smith
The University of Arizona ^ | 8-2-2012 | University Statement

Posted on 08/02/2012 8:28:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing

UA Statement Regarding Former Adjunct Lecturer Adam Smith

University of Arizona | August 2, 2012

Adam Smith held an appointment as an Adjunct Lecturer, Finance (non-tenure eligible) in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona from January 2, 2012, to May 20, 2012. He presently holds no appointment with the University.

The University of Arizona strives to provide an environment where a free and respectful exchange of ideas is valued and encouraged. We strive to have a workforce that is diverse and respectful of different viewpoints and where opinions are respected.

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TOAST IN TUCSON!!!

1 posted on 08/02/2012 8:28:40 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

So, has anybody interviewed Mr. Smith to see if he has stopped digging?


2 posted on 08/02/2012 8:30:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing

Soooooooo, is he gone from U of A? Or are they going to let him teach again?


3 posted on 08/02/2012 8:31:28 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: smoothsailing

Oh My!

You mean even the liberal academia is sick of the drama queen BS?


4 posted on 08/02/2012 8:32:02 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: F15Eagle

They’re not saying, exactly.

I think U of A likes it BOTH ways. :-)


5 posted on 08/02/2012 8:33:18 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: smoothsailing

As far as I know, there are no laws saying you can’t be an ***hole in America. However, this boy screwed up when he brought the nice young lady into his freak show. Well, the good news is, he won’t have to ask for the day off tomorrow to go play tonsil hockey with his boyfriend at the Chick-fil-A.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 8:34:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Yes, they seem a bit mum. Almost voting ‘present’ like Obama.


7 posted on 08/02/2012 8:36:51 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“tonsil hockey”

hee hee hee

When I was young, they were not called gay. The were called queer.

You tell me which is the most descriptive.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 8:37:44 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: smoothsailing

I never get tired of good news.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 8:38:20 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: smoothsailing
We strive to have a workforce that is diverse and respectful of different viewpoints and where opinions are respected.

That sounds like a lie. Somebody needs to find out how many conservatives live in AZ and then match that percentage to the number of conservative professors. If those percents don't match it's discrimination.

10 posted on 08/02/2012 8:38:49 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: F15Eagle
Sure sounds like they've cut him out. Otherwise, why would they bother with a statement that includes this last line...

The University of Arizona strives to provide an environment where a free and respectful exchange of ideas is valued and encouraged. We strive to have a workforce that is diverse and respectful of different viewpoints and where opinions are respected.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 8:41:13 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

He’a toast.

He bought the lies of the main stream media that everyone is in favor of ‘gay marriage’ and all that. But we are NOT.

He was a total jerk but so sure of himself that he posted that video expecting to be congratulated but we know what happened.


13 posted on 08/02/2012 8:42:53 PM PDT by magdalen (abortion)
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To: smoothsailing
He’s toast.

He bought the lies of the main stream media that everyone is in favor of ‘gay marriage’ and all that. But we are NOT.

He was a total jerk but so sure of himself that he posted that video expecting to be congratulated but we know what happened.

14 posted on 08/02/2012 8:43:22 PM PDT by magdalen (abortion)
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To: smoothsailing

“free and respectful exchange of ideas is valued and encouraged.” “a workforce that is diverse and respectful of different viewpoints and where opinions are respected.” etc.

blah blah blah blah blah ..... Only a university or WH press secretary can come up with that kind of high-grade horse-droppings.

“We fired him because he was a jack***.”
If they had just said that I would have given them a big `Attaboy!’.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 8:44:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: F15Eagle
"Adam Smith held an appointment as an Adjunct Lecturer, Finance (non-tenure eligible) in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona from January 2, 2012, to May 20, 2012"

Seems like his association with UA ceased a little over a month ago.

The Kenyan must go.

16 posted on 08/02/2012 8:44:11 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: smoothsailing

OTOH - he was entitled to his free speech rights just like CFLa ... but he was being an AH while he did it. Maybe he shouldn’t have been fired from his jobs but counseled on how he exercised his rights under the First Amendment. But still, I think he was a jerk.


17 posted on 08/02/2012 8:44:11 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Texas Fossil

Anywhere I happen to be, they’re still called “queer.”


18 posted on 08/02/2012 8:44:42 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: F15Eagle

“He presently holds no appointment with the University.”

I don’t think he’s gonna be welcomed back with open arms if they felt the need to tell people he’s already gone.


19 posted on 08/02/2012 8:45:11 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Texas Fossil

In fact, now that I think of it, I’m “queerphobic.”


20 posted on 08/02/2012 8:46:12 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: smoothsailing


21 posted on 08/02/2012 8:46:46 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: F15Eagle

In a previous thread it was noted that his CV, bio and contact info were removed from the UA website during the day, I believe after he got canned from his CFO job.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 8:46:46 PM PDT by matt04
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To: smoothsailing

He needs to update his facebook page. This loser is slacking..

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004171083953&_rdr


23 posted on 08/02/2012 8:47:04 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: smoothsailing
Adam Smith held an appointment as an Adjunct Lecturer

That seems pretty clear to me, held is past tense.

If anything turns up different UA will have some tough questions to answer.

So long Adam Smith, you better be filling out a lot of resumes.

24 posted on 08/02/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: goseminoles
GLBT 'Rats?

That's queer, he said he wasn't happy.

25 posted on 08/02/2012 8:50:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing

He looks a tad like Keith Olbermann, maybe Current TV hasn’t filled the position yet. Same attitude though.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 8:52:26 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing
So long Adam Smith, you better be filling out a lot of resumes.

ABC news (or some MSM group) will likely pick him up as an investigative reporter now..........

27 posted on 08/02/2012 8:52:54 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Texas Fossil

They’re still called queers.


28 posted on 08/02/2012 8:55:34 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Lakeshark; smoothsailing
ABC news (or some MSM group) will likely pick him up as an investigative reporter now..........

I sure wouldn't argue against your point, it seems likely.

29 posted on 08/02/2012 8:58:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: SkyDancer
Maybe he shouldn’t have been fired from his jobs

As a company officer (Chief Financial Officer) he damn sure better have been fired after pulling a stunt like that and publicizing it.

It reflects on the company and puts the value of the company at risk. It also shows poor judgement on his part.

Do you want someone showing poor judgement as CFO in a company that you have invested your retirement in?

If he had been working on the loading dock, it wouldn't have mattered so much.

/johnny

30 posted on 08/02/2012 8:58:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jazusamo

It’s like you said earlier, they’re still scrubbing him off their website...

http://www.arizona.edu/search/google/Adam%20Smith?query=Adam%20Smith&cx=017488205189097806253%3Ah_j_lbd-nb0&cof=FORID%3A11&sitesearch=

Click his pic and name, it’s just like you said. The poofter has gone poof!

They don’t want anything to do with him.


31 posted on 08/02/2012 8:58:53 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo
poor Adam ..now he can collect unemployment for the next three years and then Congress will extend it some more, then he can file for social security disability and claim mental stress, or he is unable to read, and is learning disabled...people like him will figure out someway to get assistance and let us not forget he will be able to get food stamps or what ever that program obama wants ALL American to be on at the end of his second term...

WE MUST VOTE OBAMA OUT COME NOV.6.

32 posted on 08/02/2012 8:59:18 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: smoothsailing

This was really a waste of my time but I couldn’t resist looking up what Eller College listed as their core values and considering how Adam M Smith performed to those values:

http://finance.eller.arizona.edu/undergraduate/values.asp

Core Values
After concentrated discussions with recruiters of finance majors and finance alumni, finance major core values have been identified. These core values are the attributes that key focus groups acknowledge as critical to the success of finance professionals.
Those core values are communication, diligence, responsibility, critical thinking, and technical proficiency.

Communication
• Use of technological tools – Adam M. Smith was fairly proficient filming himself and capturing his own demise on video.
• Written communication skills – Oddly enough, he documented his credentials sufficiently to ensure quick follow up feedback from many sources.
• Oral communication skills – The guerilla warfare approach was a bit rough. He tended to dominate the discussion – almost like he didn’t want to hear the other party’s response. His vocal clarity was adequate but he seemed to struggle a bit on his issues. Then he almost forgot to assert his self-imagined sexual orientation.
• Effective business presentation skills – He started the interaction by declaring victory by claiming the extracted and “costly free water” and then moved to demand a change in corporate policy from non-management employee. I don’t think he had the right audience for his delivery.
• Professionalism – He seemed to be lacking a bit here…
Diligence
• Work with enthusiasm – Adam was pretty excited about his mission.
• Follow instructions – He explained what he was about to do and then followed through. Nicely done.
• Complete assigned tasks – He got his free water & severely damaged Chick-fil-A’s business by extracting a costly Styrofoam cup & filtered tap water with ice. He also slowed down the drive through lane by about a minute thus reducing CFA’s revenue stream during their biggest record-breaking sales day.
• Continuously improve – I’m wondering what Adam M. Smith has in mind for CFA for tomorrow.
• Exceed expectations – I’m guessing that the swift actions by both Vante, Inc. & Eller College within hours of his posting far exceeded his own expectations.
Responsibility
• Understand professional responsibilities – By being kicked to the curb by both Vante & Eller College I suspect that he’s going to learn a lot about personal responsibilities.
• Understand and adhere to ethical responsibilities – Probably could use some remedial training in this area.
Critical Thinking
• Decision making – Adam M. Smith made a crisp decision that got quick results. He may be reconsidering that particular decision.
• Analytical skills – Adam M. Smith may have missed this step in the process. After filming his little tirade you’d think he’d recognize that this was not a good video take.
• Identify, formulate and solve problems – Adam M. Smith identified a problem about which he was passionate and then formulated an effective approach to solving it. It just didn’t work out real well for him.
• Systems approach to information flow
• Group problem-solving skills – Adam M. Smith is sure to find himself at home with that DemonRat political group that is currently in the throes of trying to solve the problem of how to get n0bama re-elected. They’re currently taking a stab at inserting “gay marriage” into their party’s platform. Go for it!
Technical Proficiency
• Ability to use techniques, skills and modern financial tools in practice – Since this exchange was for a free water there was no evidence of any use of modern financial tools.
• Knowledge of contemporary issues – Adam does seem to know a particular hot button of a contemporary issue.
• Manage financial information – That water was certainly free and he clearly informed all the viewers the value of the cup of water.
• Knowledge of financial theory and application – I’d say that this little application gave Adam M. Smith an overwhelming lesson of financial values.


33 posted on 08/02/2012 8:59:18 PM PDT by ne1410s ("We will not tolerate your intolerance!!!" ...huh?)
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To: matt04

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:75AJNfWNtekJ:finance.eller.arizona.edu/faculty/asmith.asp+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:TwnX7ygj6VIJ:www.vante.com/executives+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Oy0mlCuRXMwJ:www.linkedin.com/in/adammba+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us


34 posted on 08/02/2012 8:59:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I agree. What I was referring to was his free speech rights. Sure he put his company in a bad light. He was a jerk to lay into that girl who incidentally conducted herself with grace. He showed poor judgement. He took his venting out on the wrong person. I was just wondering wasn’t he allowed to express his free speech rights? But then, words do have consequences and he found out the hard way that his did. I’m glad he got fired. He had no right to vent to that girl. What if anything could she have done? Nothing. He should have gone to corporate and done that rant at their headquarters and not at some bottom employee.


35 posted on 08/02/2012 9:04:20 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: goseminoles
Basic Information
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This guy is as queer as a three dollar bill.

36 posted on 08/02/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: ne1410s

You are brilliant. That is quite possibly the best single thing I have ever read here on FR.


37 posted on 08/02/2012 9:09:10 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: smoothsailing

Yep, he’s a gone gobbler but poofter is more polite. LOL!


38 posted on 08/02/2012 9:11:36 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: P-Marlowe

From that FB page

Barack Obama
Democratic Party
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
LGBT Democrats


39 posted on 08/02/2012 9:13:10 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: SkyDancer
What I was referring to was his free speech rights.

He was free to speak. The government will not punish him (congress shall make no law..constitutional thing).

Being an ass, though, can get you fired.

/johnny

40 posted on 08/02/2012 9:14:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Lurker

You’ve got to lurk a bit harder. There’s a tremendous amount of great stuff on FR. I just couldn’t resist when I saw Eller’s values so clearly laid out like that...

Thanks anyhow.


41 posted on 08/02/2012 9:16:22 PM PDT by ne1410s ("We will not tolerate your intolerance!!!" ...huh?)
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To: Godzilla

lolololololol


42 posted on 08/02/2012 9:18:25 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: SkyDancer
The only people guilty of possibly suppressing someones free speech rights are the Mayors and other elected officials threatening to the use the power of government to punish a private citizen for expressing their views. If Mr. Cathy weren't the owner, he could have been fired for his comments, and Adam Smith should have been fired for sheer stupidity.
43 posted on 08/02/2012 9:18:48 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Right - you put the company you work for in a bad light you deserve to get fired. The moron should have thought first of what he was going to do before he opened his mouth. Words do have consequences and when it reflects badly on the company you work for, well then .... as I said before. If he had a beef (no pun) with Chick-Fil-A he should have taken it to corporate rather than berating an employee. He was a total jerk and got what he deserved.


44 posted on 08/02/2012 9:19:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: ne1410s
Well done, well done! Huzzah!

/johnny

45 posted on 08/02/2012 9:20:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jazusamo

I hear they are looking for workers in the oil fields of North Dakota....that would be quite a weather change...:))


46 posted on 08/02/2012 9:21:37 PM PDT by jennings2004 ("Just give Granny a pill...." Obama's healthcare = Death panel)
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To: ne1410s
ROTFLMAO!

That's great and no darn way was it a waste of time.

Complete assigned tasks – He got his free water & severely damaged Chick-fil-A’s business by extracting a costly Styrofoam cup & filtered tap water with ice

My favorite, loved it.

47 posted on 08/02/2012 9:21:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: magdalen

“He was a total jerk but so sure of himself that he posted that video expecting to be congratulated but we know what happened”

Exactly right. Just the opposite of what he thought was going to happen happened. Could not happen to a nicer liberal.


48 posted on 08/02/2012 9:21:50 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Exactly. If I were to vent my opinion on a certain subject in public I would be sure I wouldn’t embarrass the company I work for. In this case this is what that jerk did. He vented on an employee who could do nothing about what he was yakking about. His video has now gone viral and the only thing he can do now is go to his room and hide under a blanket for the next several years.


49 posted on 08/02/2012 9:22:56 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Parley Baer

I love how this guy claims he is hetero. Let’s be clear: (1) hateful (2) cycling charity (3) faggy glasses (4) CV mentions 4 sons no wife. This guy is obviously gay. Good riddance.


50 posted on 08/02/2012 9:23:34 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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