March 13, 2007


I'm very pleased to announce that I've accepted an offer from the University of Vermont for the fall. I've enjoyed my time at Texas Tech, and especially will miss all my colleagues in the philosophy department, but I'm very excited to be joining the UVM department.

Posted by Matt Weiner at March 13, 2007 08:11 AM

Woo hook 'em Vermont! Congratulations!

Posted by: Becks at March 13, 2007 08:43 AM

Congratulations! What excellent news!

Posted by: Mark Criley at March 13, 2007 09:21 AM

Congratulations, Matt.

Posted by: standpipe at March 13, 2007 09:48 AM

Congratulations, Matt!

Posted by: mrh at March 13, 2007 10:54 AM

Congratulations! I remember thinking Burlington was a wonderful town when I studied German at Middlebury College in the summer of 2000.

Posted by: Kenny Easwaran at March 13, 2007 12:22 PM


Posted by: teofilo at March 13, 2007 03:20 PM

Congratulations, big time!

(I was going to write "Nongratulations" with the squiggle on the "n" just to be funny but I don't know how to do that.)(How to do the squiggle, not how to be funny. On second thought, maybe I don't know how to be funny, either.)

Anyway, congratulations again.

Posted by: alif sikkiin at March 13, 2007 04:21 PM

Congratulations Matt! We'll miss having you around Texas, but I'm glad it's for such a good reason.

Posted by: Aidan McGlynn at March 13, 2007 04:21 PM

Having never been to Texas I'm not 100% comfortable saying that Vermont is unequivocally better than Texas, but Vermont is unequivocally better than Texas. Congratulations.

Posted by: washerdreyer at March 13, 2007 04:31 PM

Congrats! Maybe I'll run into you if I visit my mother-in-law in Vermont sometime.

Posted by: Julie Bernstein at March 13, 2007 06:13 PM

Congratulations! Hook 'em, uh, Catamounts(?)!

Posted by: eb at March 13, 2007 10:34 PM

Very nice -- you can take up skiing. Congratulations!

Posted by: LizardBreath at March 14, 2007 08:39 AM

I've never been to Vermont or Texas but I still think Vermont is unequivocally better than Texas.

Posted by: Tia at March 14, 2007 08:42 AM

Awesome! Hooray! This is such great news.

Posted by: Jackmormon at March 14, 2007 10:15 AM

congrats! i was in burlington a couple of summers ago and absolutely loved it. good luck!

Posted by: catherine at March 14, 2007 12:53 PM

Yes, congratulations. Thunder Valley is a much better place to watch stock car racing than TMS. Cheaper, too.

Posted by: at March 14, 2007 01:58 PM

Last was me.

Posted by: I don't pay at March 14, 2007 02:00 PM


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Posted by: djw at March 15, 2007 10:26 PM

Congrats, Matt!

You'll still come to Pittsburgh for the occasional softball visit, right?

Posted by: Eli at March 15, 2007 10:28 PM

Congrats. That's a great move.

Posted by: md 20/400 at March 15, 2007 10:51 PM

Congrats, Matt! That's wonderful.

Posted by: A White Bear at March 15, 2007 11:04 PM

Congrats, my man.

Posted by: bza at March 16, 2007 12:46 AM

Congrats, Matt. As someone who can't seem to move beyond the phone/conference interview stage any more, I'm glad to hear that the universe still rewards the virtuous....

Posted by: d at March 16, 2007 06:15 AM

Thanks all! w/d and Tia and to some extent Aidan: Some parts of Texas are quite nice.

Posted by: Matt Weiner at March 16, 2007 07:05 AM

Yay Matt! Boston meetup!

Posted by: at March 16, 2007 11:37 AM

As someone who can't seem to move beyond the phone/conference interview stage any more, I'm glad to hear that the universe still rewards the virtuous....

Et tu, Professor Noon? I'm fast approaching the obsolescence horizon, unable to escape the gravitational collapse of my present circumstances. We need to form some sort of club.

Anyway, Yay Matt! Boston meetup!

Posted by: mds at March 16, 2007 01:16 PM

I'm not going to disparage Texas, but Vermont kills the crap out of Lubbock. Cheese, apples, some great artisanal ciders, 2 hours to Montreal--very nice. Congrats.

Posted by: JL at March 16, 2007 03:29 PM



My brother and sister both attended undergrad at UVM, and my sister went on to Medical School there.

So I had the pleasure of spending extensive time in Burlington (the whole summer on more than one occasion), and I can attest to its beauty and charm.

Some advice: bring as much cold weather gear as you could imagine you would need, and then double it. Seriously, it gets to 5-10 below zero in the winter with far more frequency than is tolerable.

Oh, and the Vietnamese and Thai restaurants are surprisingly good. There is a nice sized Southeast Asian immigrant population, and they've added a little flavor to the area. Bless em.


(PS: If you want any more tips/insider baseball for any reason, feel free to shoot me an email)

Posted by: Eric Martin at March 16, 2007 05:19 PM

Congrats, Matt!

Posted by: Amanda Marcotte at March 16, 2007 07:03 PM

Belated congratulations from me too.

Posted by: David Weman at March 17, 2007 01:12 PM

Congrats, Matt. Just make sure and pick up a good Mexican cookbook before you leave. :)

Posted by: bitchphd at March 17, 2007 01:29 PM

Congratulations, Matt! I've heard it's a great place.

Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf at March 18, 2007 09:27 PM

Re btchphd's comment, there are Mexican restaurants in and near Burlington, including a Tex-Mex. Whether any good, quien sabe?

Posted by: Matt's mom at March 20, 2007 09:15 AM

Concrats, Matt!

Posted by: Chopper at March 21, 2007 03:18 PM

Congrats, Matt!

Posted by: Chopper at March 21, 2007 03:18 PM

Congratulations. I'll try to email you some Vermontish music a little later on.

Posted by: CharleyCarp at March 22, 2007 03:59 PM

Just saw this on Leiter. Vermont has an impressive record of hiring outstanding faculty. This is great, congratulations Matt!

Posted by: Mike at March 22, 2007 08:06 PM

...there are Mexican restaurants in and near Burlington, including a Tex-Mex...Whether any good, quien sabe?

Alas, they aren't any good. All mediocre at best.

The Asian cuisine is a much better bet. Which only makes sense given the influence of the respective immigrant populations.

Posted by: Eric Martin at March 23, 2007 03:11 PM

Oh, hey! Belated congrats here, too!

Posted by: Cala at March 25, 2007 08:36 PM

A belated but hearty congrats, Weiner.

Posted by: SomeCallMeTim at March 28, 2007 11:45 AM

Dude. Congrats. And don't forget to look up Bridget Asay in the V'mont AG's office (a classmate you may remember).

Posted by: NCProsecutor at March 30, 2007 07:40 AM


Posted by: joeo at April 2, 2007 09:04 PM

Thanks again everyone! NCPros, if you see this, I think I have a mental picture of Bridget but I'm not sure it's the right person; maybe I'll e-mail you.

This thread has started attracting spam so I'll have to close the comments.

Posted by: Matt Weiner at April 9, 2007 09:48 AM