Sunday, January 05, 2003

You get the university you deserve 

Jack Hibbard's away from the office but sends in this:
David was right on Saturday to blame the administration for the damage being done to SCSU, but there's another group equally guilty: the reasonable, common-sense faculty who have seen what has gone on here for years and have been too passive or frightened to say or do anything. Many faculty have been astute enough to see what has been happening , and they've said things in offices with doors safely shut, and have responded privately to emails on scsu-discuss saying things they won't say in public, and they've read the blog by dozens and hundreds and agreed but stayed silent themselves.

Administrations come and go (and I hope this ones goes quickly) but the faculty are ultimately the university, and the faculty get the university they have earned.