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‘Bo Tried to Fire B-school Prez, Hubbard

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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 EDIT: This video from a comment below is too good to not embed.

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  • Econ nerd says:

    @Econ nerd Fascinating… I’d trade my signed copy of Hubbard & O’Brien to hear the full story.

    1. high expectations says:

      @high expectations considering the trade-in value of that is probably about $2.30

      the $.30 is from the signature

      1. my name is bwog says:

        @my name is bwog and i don’t begin a new line when you press Enter

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous If only Bush went with Glenn back in 2006:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u2qRXb4xCU

  • Glenn Hubbard's Music Video says:

    @Glenn Hubbard's Music Video (Old Bwog would’ve allowed me to embed the video, so you just have to click on the website link)

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous my optimism is waning. I really wanted to chalk everything off to coincidence, but i’m losing faith.

    it really feels like the president of our university is a power hungry douchebag who is trying to gain full control of every powerful administrator, which will allow him to reshuffle budgets however he sees fit.

    1. Guest says:

      @Guest I’d disagree…I think getting rid of ineffective deans is a pretty solid names. Hubbard is one of those that seems to be in his position only because of his name–sure he was a presidential advisor, but he’s a pretty shitty business school dean. Did you know Columbia Business School had a 19% drop in applications this year? That’s an absurdly high number, and by far the highest of those in our caliber–the closest drop after that was NYU with 11%. Wharton, which has generally the same finance focus/educational philosophy as CBS, had only a 3% drop…it’s obvious that someone is doing something majorly wrong at CBS, and it seems that Hubbard is so busy coming up with harebrained conservative economic policies that he doesn’t have time to fix the huge problems with the school he’s supposed to be leading.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous All business school’s applications are going down with the lost of luster of Wall Street, plus it is $120,000 for a useless master’s degree.

        1. Guest says:

          @Guest business school is not meant to only be a wall street feeder….plus calling an MBA a “useless masters degree” is just…absurd.

          Also, yes all business schools’ app numbers are going down..and yet no one’s are going down 19%……

  • Van Owen says:

    @Van Owen Prezbo is high on h8teraide…Someone needs to slap that bitch across his whorish mouth.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous woah, calm the fuck down.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Don’t worry, if Romney wins, Hubbard will be chosen for the Cabinet.

    1. So... says:

      @So... he ain’t goin’ nowhere.

      1. anon says:

        @anon If Romney wins, PresBa will be back to run the business school.’

        http://ireporters.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/400226_341009135932257_1606741019_n.jpg

        PS – can anyone run this on a campus scanner and see what shakes out?

  • Guest says:

    @Guest Sorry, typo in the first line: “names” should be “strategy”

  • Alum says:

    @Alum Hubbard is the business school’s dean, not its president. Individual schools within a university don’t have presidents. (Barnard and TC do because they are separate entities and not owned by the university.)

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Vikram Pandit, who just resigned as CEO of Citigroup, would probably be appointed CBS dean if Hubbard joined a Romney Administration

  • hmmmm says:

    @hmmmm still doesn’t explain why columbia had a greater drop than other business schools

    1. hmmmm says:

      @hmmmm that was a response to “All business school’s applications are going down with the lost of luster of Wall Street, plus it is $120,000 for a useless master’s degree.”

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Avenge GOP appointees Sandy Burton, Martin Anderson, Emmanuel Savas and Diane Ravitch by denying pensions to Mickey Soviet and his 1968 Trots who fabricated the riots as a power grab!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Proves Prez Bo is a hack. Clearly this stems from Bollinger’s blatant liberal bias. Liberals are by far the most intolerant people in the country; hence, Prez Bo has not failed to disappoint. In fact, I’m sure Premier Bollinger would not be opposed to sending Mr. Hubbard to Siberia if that were an option. Columbia has the least diverse faculty out of all universities that matter. Thankfully, the CBS faculty prevented Columbia from turning fully Red by standing against the Premier’s tyranny. This is third-world regime crap, and I’m sick of it. Stand up to Columbia. Give me liberty.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous are you on crack?

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous I happen to agree with this post. Please tell me why you enjoy bending over for Bollinger. Also tell me why you think Columbia does indeed have a diverse, non-biased faculty and supports a difference of opinions.You my friend are a drone.

  • CC'14! says:

    @CC'14! Best video on youtube!

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