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some shenanigans over there?
Well, bloody stop it!
Up to this point, kinda ok. Now, the administration has told the Modern Rodents department that they are going to hire the Dean's spouse, professor at Even-Shittier College in the Far North as a Full Professor. Correlation means no causation, yet the look of the thing is awful. Out a professor goes, blackballed by the dean, in the dean's spouse comes. Interestingly, the spouse's CV shows less publications (in 20 years) than the rejected candidate.
Folks are appalled, yet nobody dares to say anything. To add to the mess, the president of the Faculty Senate -- who reasonably should be the person to voice the outrage -- has just been co-opted by the administration and is Assistant Dean... under the same Dean.
I am very, very tempted to go to the local newspaper and, off the record, let them know about this.