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!
Congratulations! What excellent news!
Congratulations! I remember thinking Burlington was a wonderful town when I studied German at Middlebury College in the summer of 2000.
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.
Congratulations Matt! We'll miss having you around Texas, but I'm glad it's for such a good reason.
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.
Congrats! Maybe I'll run into you if I visit my mother-in-law in Vermont sometime.
Congratulations! Hook 'em, uh, Catamounts(?)!
Very nice -- you can take up skiing. Congratulations!
I've never been to Vermont or Texas but I still think Vermont is unequivocally better than Texas.
Awesome! Hooray! This is such great news.
congrats! i was in burlington a couple of summers ago and absolutely loved it. good luck!
Yes, congratulations. Thunder Valley is a much better place to watch stock car racing than TMS. Cheaper, too.
You'll still come to Pittsburgh for the occasional softball visit, right?
Congrats. That's a great move.
Congrats, Matt! That's wonderful.
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....
Thanks all! w/d and Tia and to some extent Aidan: Some parts of Texas are quite nice.
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!
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.
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)
Belated congratulations from me too.
Congrats, Matt. Just make sure and pick up a good Mexican cookbook before you leave. :)
Congratulations, Matt! I've heard it's a great place.
Re btchphd's comment, there are Mexican restaurants in and near Burlington, including a Tex-Mex. http://www.magicyellow.com/category/Mexican_Food/Burlington_VT.html Whether any good, quien sabe?
Congratulations. I'll try to email you some Vermontish music a little later on.
Just saw this on Leiter. Vermont has an impressive record of hiring outstanding faculty. This is great, congratulations Matt!
...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.
Oh, hey! Belated congrats here, too!
A belated but hearty congrats, Weiner.
Dude. Congrats. And don't forget to look up Bridget Asay in the V'mont AG's office (a classmate you may remember).
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.
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