So here’s what I don’t understand about all of Terry Branstead’s cronies and their crappy little power play that put a business consultant in the presidency of the University of Iowa:
Universities have people in them that are both worshippers of Mammon and who have higher education experience. They are called business professors.
They have, at least done a job in higher education, though the life of a business professor is hardly that of the average adjunct. But at least B-school deans have done the job for a bit and have a passing interest in education.
I get that this business consultant is a buddy of the guy who pours money into Terry Branstead’s coffers. But surely, there was some other big business apologist within a med school (big pharma) or a b-school who had been a dean or provost somewhere that they could have elevated to the purple.
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There are plenty of worshippers of Mammon in urban planning departments, as well as across the university. Mammon worship cuts across ideology.Too many worshippers of Mammon in higher ed in actuality. There always that classic “I’ll take the money from the grant and get someone else to do the work for free.”
Well thene there is even a bigger pool of worshippers to choose from in thw university, now then, isn’t there ?
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