Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quote of the Day

In light of the last few months where directives keep appearing from that one-size- fits-all department known as "Enrollment Management," I can't help but share a quote sent by a friend who thinks our administrators might take a page from Jim Yong Kim, the nominee for president of the World Bank:

"In January, a student went public with graphic accusations of alcohol-soaked hazing in a popular fraternity at Dartmouth. Professors were so horrified by the allegations that within weeks a fourth of the faculty had called on Kim to dissolve single-sex fraternities altogether -- a proposal that constitutes the third rail of academic politics at Dartmouth.
Kim rejected the idea, telling the Globe earlier this month that “the minute you think as an administrator that by fiat you can institute culture change, the only thing you’ll get is mocking and ridicule” -- a result he added would be “well-deserved.”

(Boston.com, March 2, 2012)

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