Big Money U

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After reading about Mike McQueary's testimony in the Spanier, Schultz, Curley case, I am more than convinced that big-time university administrators care only about one thing -- the bottom line. And no, it has nothing to do with having enough money, but it has everything to do with continued monetary support so that the university can make more money.

Academics that become big business discredits the real function of learning, which is teaching students to become independent decision-makers and think for themselves. I know that there are exceptions to this rule, but from what I have read, seen and experienced, running a university to make money is wrong.

I still carry negative feelings toward Joe Paterno, but his advice, according to Mr. McQueary's statement about not trusting administrators and their pawns, really rings true in today's academic world.

I was watching a segment of "Undercover Boss" the other day and feel that it would be a wonderful idea to have university presidents or chancellors spend a few days working with their employees to find out how they are viewed by the very underlings who actually do care about students and academics.




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