some of us are brave
A very interesting note on the gender component of the UVA Hot Mess (TM)
Brian Leiter is giving us an excellent account, from a sensible academic point of view, of the UVa mess-up; see the first page here. Still, there is one point that is often noted in the coverage, but not discussed. Not only has Rector Dargas basically fired President Sullivan after less than two years, which is astonishingly quick, but, as WaPo notices:
Nearly everyone at the Charlottesville campus thought Sullivan was off to a promising start. She spent her first year in office installing an estimable team of top administrators and her second year strengthening the university’s academic model, just as she had been tasked by the board that hired her.
But at least one key player did not agree: Helen Dragas, a savvy, fiscally conservative developer from Virginia Beach appointed to the board in 2008 by then-Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) and promoted to rector of the 16-person…
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