The academy’s star economy protected Berkeley’s campus creeper, not tenure

So we get to go around the mulberry bush again with alleged campus creeper/super famous astronomer Geoff Marcy. That’s a nice article from Colleen Flaherty of IHE that you should go read.

Of course, lots of grumbling about how “tenure protected this guy.” Um, no, administrators protected this guy, and the reason was that he made Berkeley look good. Tenure actually protected his colleagues who refused to parrot the administrator’s party line about the guy when the media exposed their golden boy.