Sunday, September 03, 2006

Brodhead's Selective Amnesia

Duke president Richard Brodhead's central goal for this semester appears to be ensuring that the campus doesn't look too critically at how his administration or the arts and sciences faculty responded to events last spring. The only committee left to report, that investigating "campus culture," has a preordained conclusion--Group of 88 member Karla Holloway has played a key role on the committee, while the initiative was announced at a forum where Brodhead joined a self-described "intellectual thug," hardly what one would expect of a president serious about improving campus culture.

John in Carolina has a great post today explaining Brodhead's eagerness to avoid any scrutiny of how his administration handled events. I have a feeling that current students, Duke alumni, the blogosphere, and perhaps even the media will prevent the Duke president from getting his wish.

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