November 22, 2010; Ryan Culpepper:
It turns out, the dean confesses, there was really no reason to amalgamate five departments into one mega-School of Languages and Literatures, and no reason to close three graduate centres of international renown. Dean Gertler has said he’s sorry some worry-wart constituents “lost nights of sleep” over this plan, but we should rest assured: it’s all over now.
But questions remain. First, how did we get here? Where did such a bad plan come from, and why did it take this long for the dean to drop it? Second, how can we make sure our faculty doesn’t repeat this draining exercise in counter-productivity?
Full Article at The Varsity.