Underappreciated?

In an interview with the Daily Californian, former UC president Mark Yudof seems to feel underappreciated:

For the first time in five years, Mark Yudof will wake up Monday a free man. No longer will the outgoing UC president have to deal with angry accusations of screwing over students or unfairly bargaining with unions or ignoring the cries of protesters…

The son of an electrician, Yudof completed his undergraduate education in just three years at the University of Pennsylvania and worked part time to pay for school, something he said has helped him better relate to the average worker.  Many of his detractors, however, may not be aware of his humble past. During an hourlong interview with the Daily Californian, Yudof recalled meeting with a group of union representatives who accused him of not understanding the struggles of working a physically demanding job. “I looked at them and I said, ‘You know, I think I do understand, because when I went to undergraduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, I pushed gurneys for three years,’” Yudof said. “Otherwise, I would not have been able to afford to be there.”…

Full story at http://www.dailycal.org/2013/09/29/wading-grand-narrative-yudof-legacy/

In summary:

Of course, his successor may be underappreciated this evening after a day on the job if the UCLA Undergraduate Students Assn. votes in favor of the non-confidence resolution at:
http://usac.ucla.edu/documents/resolutions/Napolitano%20Resolution.pdf

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