Tenure Protects Nothing

February 11, 2016

By Rebecca Shuman at Slate.com

Recently, Mount St. Mary’s University president Simon Newman, a former Bain executive and private equity CEO, was caught encouraging his faculty to identify struggling freshmen and coerce them to drop out before they harmed the institution’s bottom line. Newman likened it to drowning and shooting “cuddly bunnies.” Unsurprisingly, there was fallout. Just not the kind you might expect.

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