Student Puts School President on EBay
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ An Ohio State University student has put school president Karen Holbrook on the online auction site eBay, saying in the ad that she will ruin the undergraduate experience.
Timothy Rosman, a sophomore from St. Augustine, Fla., said the ad is a joke but he really doesn’t like Holbrook.
``I’m not trying to stand up and be the voice of the people. This is just a little gag between my friend and I. It just got big,″ said Rosman, who uses the identification ``thatsmrbuckeye″ on eBay.
Bidding started at a penny on Saturday. Rosman, an international studies major, had 64 bids topping out at almost $10 million Sunday night.
Rosman said in the ad that Holbrook ignores everyday crime at Ohio State, supervised two tuition increases and is responsible for hideous construction ``as far as the eye can see.″
A message seeking comment was left at Holbrook’s office on Monday.
School spokeswoman Elizabeth Conlisk said Sunday that the joke ``was a little mean-spirited.″
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com