college prexies big bux

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Tue Nov 23 08:38:21 PST 1999

James Farmelant wrote:

> . . . I guess the day is long gone when college presidents
> were picked on the basis of their contributions to scholarship
> or on their academic visions. Veblen would not have been
> surprised.

Jim there is a minor clash between your last two sentences. The first sys there's been a change. The second says it's always been like that.

A friend of mine at Michigan recalled when his mother had visited him on Seniors Day, at which the president of UofM (this would have been in the early '50s) spoke. Afterwards her only comment was, "Well, anyhow, he *looks* like a president."


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