Friday, December 12, 2008

university politics

ScribeFire - From yesterday's New York Times article about
the faculty at the New School passing a vote of no confidence in their
President, former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, who has churned through four
chief academic officers in seven years:

Like Mr.
Summers, who is now President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to be chief
White House economic adviser, Mr. Kerrey was recruited in part for his
star power and management acumen. And like Mr. Summers, he has often
found university politics more difficult to navigate than electoral

I liked that. Earning a purple heart
in Vietnam, getting elected governor, dating Debra Winger, doing two
terms in the U.S. Senate, and reaching the point of being shortlisted
as a Vice Presidential candidate? No problem! But academic
administration? Now that's a challenge!

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