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.

2 comments:

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.