Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I laugh at you and your silly censure 

Douglas Bass has been tireless in covering the case at Cumberland College, now University of the Cumberlands, and he now reports that the AAUP has censured the school. Not that they care.
The response of President James Taylor to the decision was consistent with his responses during the entire proceedings; a stiffarm to the AAUP, and relying on weasely legalese to justify his actions. Since Dr. Taylor referred to the censure as 'a badge of honor,' University of the Cumberlands may be on the AAUP's list of censured administrations for a long time.
If university administrators choose not to care about AAUP censure, there is little available as a remedy outside of the courts, alas. As the two faculty concerned have both left the school are are "moving on" in Douglas' words, there's no pressure to reform.