Tag Archives: administration

Poo Bah Napolitano caught looting $175 million

Poo Bah Napolitano caught looting $175 million

Usually when I talk about the looting of our higher educational system by the Poo Bahs “leading” it, I focus on their amazing pay and ridiculous perks. But there’s more, so much more to it, from huge construction kickbacks (honest, the mad building spree in higher ed exists for a reason) to pedophilic coverups (Hi […] … learn more→

Poo Bah’s home for sale

Poo Bah’s home for sale

It really is interesting how the other half lives, particularly when it comes to the Poo Bahs who rule over our institutions. Their lives are just so…different. I worry about losing my job, because that would be a major problem for me. I want to move closer to my university, but it’s a major risk: […] … learn more→

Poo Bah arrogance exposed again

Poo Bah arrogance exposed again

As I’ve pointed out so many times before, the administrative caste on campus is an expensive irrelevancy. Even a campus with but a dozen faculty (making $35k a year) might sport two dozen or so administrators, each getting $100k a year, and I’ve highlighted more than enough Poo Bahs whose “compensation” for ruling over a […] … learn more→

The amazing careers of the 1%

The amazing careers of the 1%

While certainly the student loan scam is a big factor in the debasement of higher education, I fear I’ve overlooked how much the plundering “leaders” of higher education are a factor here. A century ago, the President or Chancellor or whoever ran an institution of higher education viewed himself as a steward: a guardian and […] … learn more→

Student criticizes BLM = death threats, expulsion

Student criticizes BLM = death threats, expulsion

In Ye Olden Days of Higher Education, college was about classes during the week and partying on the weekends. You didn’t even party every weekend, since sometimes you had papers and tests, and you certainly didn’t party final exam weekend. That’s pretty much gone. Administration moved in, and the Student As Customer paradigm changed that. […] … learn more→

Tuition raise every year = Free cars for admin every year

Tuition raise every year = Free cars for admin every year

I don’t mean to harp on the fraud of community college in particular, but it seems like every week another sign of how much of a rip-off these places are gets tossed in my face. I’m starting to get picky about these frauds, because there are other issues in higher ed besides these questionable “cheap” […] … learn more→

New book on UNC scandal slams Admin. of course.

New book on UNC scandal slams Admin. of course.

I know, I’ve written about the academic atrocity at UNC a few times, but obviously all I know for certain is what’s been published. I’ve made some conjectures, of course, based on what I know of how higher education is run these days. So, it’s good when a book comes out and says what I […] … learn more→

So, you think that your University has administrative problems . . .

So, you think that your University has administrative problems . . .

Even if your college or university has suffered from excessive administrative in-fighting, I doubt that it has come anywhere close to match the following situation, reported in the Bangkok Post in Thailand:   “Assumption University is once again engulfed in chaos due to factional infighting over who has the right to be the university’s rector. […] … learn more→

The true tragedy of a plundered school

The true tragedy of a plundered school

So I’m looking at Cooper Union, a school that was recently plundered wholesale by administration. This really isn’t that special an occurrence; across the country, school after school is being looted like this. The only difference here is Cooper Union gave free tuition for its students, and so only had a finite amount of money […] … learn more→

Professor suspended 9 months for “sighing.”

\”It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself–anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to […] … learn more→