Friday, November 17, 2017

Ex-Chancellor of UC Berkeley Returns as Professor

Hat tip Daily Californian

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Nicholas Dirks as UCB chancellor

Nicholas Dirks, the feckless former chancellor of UC Berkeley, is returning as a history professor. His topic? The history of the university. (Not clear if it is the history of UCB or universities in general). As the Daily Californian points out not all of those people in the department are thrilled, but they won't speak out publicly. (I thought UC Berkeley was the capital of free speech.)

It is also not clear if Dirks will get his custom-made escape hatch built into his classroom in the event of unruly students or protesters. That's what he had in his office when he was chancellor.

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"That was a close one."

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