A few days ago, the NYTimes ran a profile of Glenn Hubbard, B-school president and “Romney’s go-to economist.” The piece included this nugget—that PrezBo tried and failed to give Hubbard the boot:
It’s been a well-kept secret, but faculty members say that in 2008, the president of Columbia, Lee C. Bollinger, wanted to bounce Mr. Hubbard from his job. Why? Nobody has offered an explanation, not even to the senior faculty members who were asked at a meeting to rally behind their leader by signing a petition of support. Neither Mr. Hubbard nor Mr. Bollinger would answer questions on the subject.
It’s not surprising that this isn’t out, because generally, by the time one hears of PrezBo’s plans, it’s a foregone conclusion that they will be carried out (cf. Manhattanville, ROTC). Here he was denied.
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