Posted by Peter W. Schramm
The president of Cornell University has resigned, after two years in office, due to fundamental differences with the board of trustees, especially its chairman.
Peter, is more information available...the article doesnt say much. From a political/cultural and/or academic point of view, is this good news or bad news? Such dust-ups are pretty common, but does this one have any greater significance?
Edward: I put it out in part to remind me to look into it, and I will. I am interested in the phenomenon of who is doing the pushing. Does the Board push a pres to move according to their agenda, purpose, etc., or vica versa. It may be a small point, but it is relatively rare when such a disagreement about purpose (although I note that the article implies it is over means rather than ends) becomes public.
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