Monday, September 05, 2005

Academics rush to the Katrina Komission 

Academia, even over the long Labor Day weekend and with preparation for their coursework, could not resist hopping on the blame Bush bandwagon. Our faculty announce list, the place where one announces things of general interest to the university that "are unlikely to cause controversy", we've had four posts about Katrina, two of which were outright attacks on the Bush Administration. I have to admire the latest one sent tonight: The sender included an RFP from the NSF for projects that would help deal with the aftermath of Katrina, and then a "call for action" (that is identical to the one here.)

At least one faculty member -- herself a quite-left-of-center type -- has decided actions speak louder than words. The contrast could not be greater.

Give, people!