Iowa State University President Steven Leath announced today that after 92 years, Veishea is now a thing of the past. Not only the the annual celebration literally history, but so is it's name--so eager is ISU administration to be done with the whole thing. I know there are lots of people out there (many of them connected to the university) disappointed in the decision, but here's the thing...I don't see what other choice Leath had.
I know, I know, I know... Lots of people who did nothing wrong are being punished for the misdeeds of just a few. You're right. That is an inarguable fact. But...
What other choice did Leath have? As he said today, there were troubles at past Veisheas, task forces were appointed and changes were made in the past, and... and... and... It's like that famous quote by Einstein on the definition of insanity. Look at from a marketing perspective--Veishea's brand is soiled. No amount of re-working and shuffling is going to change that.
Leath knows he's going to be unpopular for the decision. That's his job-- making those decisions. Seems to me that he's earning every one of the many, many dollars were paying him to make the decisions.