27 June 2014

More Wild & Crazy News From The Whacky World Of Academia

A controversial, outspoken law professor who frequently bashes Republicans and specializes in poverty issues as a self-proclaimed champion of the poor earns $205,400 per year – for teaching one class per semester.
Sweet. But there's more.
. . . in the past he served as president of the College of William and Mary from 2005 to 2008, that is, until his contract was not renewed following a string of controversies. Among them, he allowed a sex workers’ art show on campus and removed a cross from permanent display in the chapel of the historic Christopher Wren building, citing the facility’s use for secular events.
 You really can't make this stuff up. More details here.


Robert Moore said...

I remember well the incident regarding the removal of the cross... and that as a school with roots in the Anglican Church. I was in attendance in the Spring of 2007 (for a semester, when the cross was returned). What I find particularly shameful is that they had to put it in a glass case with an explanation as to why the cross is there. If one doesn't have an appreciation of the school's heritage... don't attend.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I agree. I won't go off on a tangent about motives here, but the mindset is similar, in my opinion, to the effort to remove the Confederate flags from Lee Chapel.