Susan Herbst, president of UConn, expanding on why she set a target of hiring 300 faculty over the next four years.i
Preparing for the SCOTUS ruling this week.
Dragas has virtually no support for the decision on U.Va.’s Grounds — opposition has come from all the deans, the faculty senate, the provost and even her handpicked designee as interim president, McIntire School of Commerce Dean Carl P. Zeithaml, who has backed away from the position.
But she does have a key supporter in Paul Tudor Jones, a Connecticut billionaire and U.Va. alumnus and donor — the university’s John Paul Jones Arena is named for his father. Jones wrote an opinion column for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville last Sunday, outlining some of the same concerns that Dragas raised about challenges facing the university.” —
In general, this is a balanced article on Dragas, but it is remarkable that so many at UVa oppose the Board’s decision.
I have been reticent to make proclamations about the #UVa situation because I am in no position to be privy to the real dynamics of the situation, but this statement by Stephen Trachtenberg, president emeritus of George Washington University, resonates with what I understand about institutions of higher education.
Reich is perhaps to optimistic here, but a little optimism is needed once in a while.
I am not sure the comparison with athletics on the financial side is sound because of the difference in revenue generated and the scope of influence. But from a wider perspective about what we in higher education ought to value, the juxtaposition is apt.
An attempt to suggest how humanities scholarship can be more public and collaborative.