April 12, 2005

The "Student" on the new University of Manitoba Site

Last Updated: April 14 @ 0001CDT – noted how sex-appeal was the primary reason for this picture
April 13 @ 2313CDT – (added more pictures in the read more)

I really like the new design on the University of Manitoba website.
I especially liked how there was a student on the front page
Then I got an IM from someone telling me she is not a University of Manitoba student.
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Here she is again:
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So instead of using an University of Manitoba student, the University went and bought a generic image.
Now how much did this cost?
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Here are my Questions:

Why did they not use a University of Manitoba student at no cost to be the poster girl University of Mantitoba student?

To help, I am keeping a list of people willing to pose for free:
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  1. Cathy Van De Kerckhove, UMSU Vice-President ](http://www.umsu.ca/?p=exec)
  2. Dana Gregoire, The Paulinian
    Additional: Weds Apr 13 @ 1245EDT
    steev’s thoughts has a good post with the history of the University of Manitoba website here
    Additional Weds Apr 13 @ 1430CDT
    The University could have just gone to their own site and got some pictures …. see the University Picture Gallery (I need to thank everyone for their tips)
    Additional Weds Apr 13 @ 1503CDT
    From the Paulinian
    I’d love to hear anyone else’s thoughts on the matter. I just wonder since when a University was measured by it’s appeal to guidance counsellors and principals instead of students (both prospective and current.) http://myuminfo.umanitoba.ca/index.asp?sec=2&too=100&eve=8&dat=4/12/2005&npa=8212
    Additional Thurs Apr 14 @ 0001CDT
    Using Firefox and I cannot use the expensive program the University got licensed http://jump.umanitoba.ca because it is not firefox compatiable (Only Microsoft)…. Not only that but Jump is not open source from what I have told, Universities have lead open source and that has been great but now they are selling out for a little bit of money. So we are no longer a free-thinking University but a pathetic corporation (like many other universities)! This explains why sex-appeal is more important than actually being a student for being on our website!
    What could the University do with $500?

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But this is the worse: She was a International Student on the US State Department Website!
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Look here on Google to see where I am starting from
Picture is taken in front of Reed College in Portland, Oregon
http://web.reed.edu/apply/tour/index.html?welcome_to_campus/eliot_hall.html~mainFrame
Additional: Weds Apr 13 @ 1245EDT
steev’s thoughts has a good post with the history of the University of Manitoba website here