The Board of Regents

“‘I’d like to kill that guy.’ The speaker was a faculty member attending a board of regents’ meeting. She was addressing a stranger sitting beside her who happened to be a newspaper reporter. The ‘guy’ was a grandstanding member of the board of regents who was proposing to permanently cut the benefits of the faculty and staff. The occasion was a board of regents meeting at which potential ways to reduce expenditures in response to a cut in state appropriations were being discussed …” (more)

[Arnold van der Valk, A Crumbling Ivory Tower?, 25 April]

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