If you have ever doubted that many higher ed administrators don’t really have much to do, consider this story from Inside Higher Ed about Brown University’s plan to create “memorials and social justice efforts meant to acknowledge and make amends for the past.”
According to one professor, Brown has “corpses on the quad” because the school’s founders were complicit in the slave trade. That was 250 years ago, but why let the passage of a lot of time get in the way of a good bit of hand wringing and self-abuse? Those memorials and “social justice efforts” will make a few people feel better for events they had nothing to do with. The expense, of course, will be borne by others.