The University of Colorado Regents have issued a statement apparently aimed at people who, like me, have deep reservations about their appointment of a highly partisan global warming denying oil executive who’s less educated than 99% of the college presidents in America and who has a track record of attacking the very foundations of tenure and academic freedom to run the university.
Put another way, a fox has been appointed head chicken.
While the Regents’ letter isn’t quite as objectionable as Bruce Benson’s résumé, it leaves a good deal to be desired. I’d like to walk through the statement and offer some comments on specific pieces of it, if I may. (More…)