University of Colorado President Resigns Amid Scandals

Steven Taylor has a roundup of information on yesterday’s resignation of Colorado University President Elizabeth Hoffman. He observes, correctly I think, that the wanton criminality that has characterized the running of CU’s athletic program, especially its football team, is the more likely culprit than the hubbub over Ward Churchill’s absurd rantings. That, by the way, is as it should be. In a second post, Steven suggests that the Churchill situation may have actually shielded Hoffman from faculty criticism, in that rallying for academic freedom overshadowed the academics’ natural antipathy toward corrupt athletic programs.

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