Tuesday, February 9, 2016

“This is hard for you because you think of the students as cuddly bunnies, but you can’t. You just have to drown the bunnies … put a Glock to their heads.”

Simon Newman, the new president of Mount Saint Mary's University, has got to be thinking, "Wait, did I say that out loud?"  But it doesn't matter: his Board is behind him, so the only people to get the ax are his unfortunate provost, who leaked emails to the student newspaper, and a couple of faculty members, at least one of whom had tenure.

Does it surprise anyone that Newman's previous job was with a private equity firm?

A letter of protest against the firings is circulating; you can sign it here.

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