November 17, 2010
I thought I'd found the solution a few years ago, by having a blog, in which I speak plainly and honestly (which Deans are forbidden from doing) and in which I expressed political opinions so far out of the mainstream in the reactionary United States as to make all but the most progressive schools nervous. This worked for awhile, though I've started getting the calls and inquiries again. But now Brian Tamanaha (Wash U/St. Louis) has discovered the best way to guarantee one will never be sought after as a Dean: make clear what you would do if you were Dean!
October 20, 2010
July 29, 2010
(Thanks to several different readers for flagging this curiuos back-and-forth. Professor Lindgren appears never to have met a non-story or triviality about which he couldn't blog.)
July 22, 2010
July 04, 2010
May 06, 2010
April 26, 2010
Indeed, especially since no Gordon Liu has been nominated. I like the quote from Professor Painter of Minnesota: "There are real left-wingers in the" academy. That sounds scary. Happily, Professor Painter assures us that Professor Liu is not one of them. Whew!
(Thanks to Diane Amann for the pointer.)
UPDATE: Alas, they finally caught the mistake!
April 14, 2010
...but I just checked Drudge, and there's no mention of them, so everyone can relax.
UPDATE: The story gets funnier--the material circulating shows Duke as reporting 100% employment at graduation--the only school in the country (the world?) to claim 100% at graduation. As hoaxes go, this one is not subtle. (Of course, I guess it's possible that US News is just the messenger for this hoax...nah, surely a [former] news magazine would investigate before publishing astonishing claims like this.)
April 01, 2010
Mass Faculty Exodus Strikes Yale: Amar, Ayres and Whitman to Columbia; Hansmann and Romano to NYU; Donohue, Gerken, and Jolls to Harvard; Ackerman, Ellickson and Schwartz to Retire;
In a rather stunning reversal, eleven senior and, in several cases, longtime Yale faculty have either announced their retirements or that they are moving to schools in New York City or to Harvard. According to one of the professors, the timing of the decision was not entirely accidental: "We were at a faculty meeting," according to the source who asked to remain anonymous, "when Bruce Ackerman said, 'you know, we are so great that we could be anywhere, isn't it odd that we're all stuck in this dump of a town?' From there, the meme spread."