Gerry Canavan

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Posts Tagged ‘obscure academic departments

Let’s Run the University Like a Business! Like a Streetfight! Like a Surgery! Like a Sandwich! Get a Knife Is What I’m Saying

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The campaign to remove Sullivan began around October, the sources said. The Dragas group coalesced around a consensus that Sullivan was moving too slowly. Besides broad philosophical differences, they had at least one specific quibble: They felt Sullivan lacked the mettle to trim or shut down programs that couldn’t sustain themselves financially, such as obscure academic departments in classics and German.

@jacremes nails it in a single tweet: “People who demand that “obscure academic departments” like classics and German should be cut have no business near university governance.” More from Siva Vaidhyanathan, Frank Pasquale, and LGM (twice). I mean really.

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June 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm