Mearns has a lot invested in being community oriented problem solver. In Muncie the problems are both economics and race. Lot of overlap.
No need for him to whip up criticism of a B school faculty member. Plenty out there resent Miller College. B school considerably to the right of most of campus. History of the chasm is about 40 years...but I suppose it's possible this letter is part of a full court press.
With the press coverage of Papa John, the ghost of Ronnie Thompson, I understand a little overreacting by administration.
Just hate the pain in the ass it means, all these efforts he promises will mostly come out of the hide of faculty who are not a problem.
The lack of social skills, old fuddy duddyism, academic elitism, and cultural ignorance issues are the problem, one shared by other faculty across campus.
Students may be confronting this with a good deal of bias too. Agism, foreign culture both entered in. Lion King is seeing only race.
Post by williamtsherman on Jan 30, 2020 15:20:04 GMT -6
Without seeing the whole incident from the start, it's difficult to know what to think about this. It does look a lot like the professor is sort of an oddball and probably a major dick. One thing is clear though. This is absolutely a dream come true for the student Benson. Does anyone doubt for one second that he is absolutely ecstatic to get all this attention as an alleged victim? For him, it's like hitting the lottery. He'll be riding this and bragging about it for the rest of his life.