U Chicago president caught voting for Republicans

This is actually a news item from the U Chicago student paper: University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer voted in Illinois’s Republican primary in the 2016 election, according to public voting histories. He turns out to have done some naughty things: Zimmer has long been coy about his politics, declining to answer a question on…

Sarah Lawrence students demand professor be stripped of tenure and fired for writing a NYT op-ed

Here is the horrifying op-ed: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/opinion/liberal-college-administrators.html After penning an op-ed for The New York Times decrying the ideological homogeneity of his campus administration, a conservative-leaning professor at Sarah Lawrence College discovered intimidating messages—including demands that he quit his job—on the door of his office. […] In the two weeks since the incident, Samuel Abrams, a…

UNC System reduces college costs by hiring some joker for $250K per year

UNC President Margaret Spellings announced the hire of her top strategist Thursday as the UNC system’s governing board sorted through issues such as student debt, college completion and a huge demographic shift under way in North Carolina. Andrew P. Kelly, now director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute, will…

Why higher ed administrators are often a disaster

This article is clearly a hatchet job on Bernie Sanders, because his wife’s behavior isn’t relevant  to his political ambitions (plus, he’s a complete non-contender for the nomination!). But it shows how higher ed administrators often function: come up with a snazzy idea, one that is not the least bit anchored in reality, push it…