Comments on: Schadenfreudelicious! Baylor Prez canned Thursday http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/25/schadenfreudelicious-baylor-prez-canned-thursday/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:57:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/25/schadenfreudelicious-baylor-prez-canned-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-44315 Mon, 28 Jul 2008 03:24:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=455#comment-44315 Ditto to Ortho’s point. It was a very stressful article to read, in ways that I couldn’t entirely identify or pin down, not being a blogger, only a consumer. Would probably be worth an entire post of its own to sort out.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/25/schadenfreudelicious-baylor-prez-canned-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-43429 Sat, 26 Jul 2008 17:55:19 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=455#comment-43429 Thanks, Ortho–I’m glad that BlogHer is getting more political in their analysis of gender and blogging!

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By: ortho stice http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/25/schadenfreudelicious-baylor-prez-canned-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-43242 Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:59:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=455#comment-43242 Historiann, sorry to go off topic. If you have not yet seen this article, you might find it of interest: “Blogging’s Glass Ceiling” — http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/27/fashion/27blogher.html.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/25/schadenfreudelicious-baylor-prez-canned-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-42987 Fri, 25 Jul 2008 23:41:12 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=455#comment-42987 Check out the comments now at IHE–some insiders (well, anonymous people claiming to be insiders) are backing up the impression from the news reports that he rode roughshod over shared governance, university procedures, and anyone or anything that got in his way.

Janice, I hadn’t heard that there were problems with Darwinists versus ID people–yikes. But, that’s an issue for only a few departments, not a university-wide issue, right?

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By: Janice http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/25/schadenfreudelicious-baylor-prez-canned-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-42824 Fri, 25 Jul 2008 17:43:28 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=455#comment-42824 I don’t think he was a great, even a good president, but I believe that infighting amongst the ID crazies for control of Baylor as a Baptist mission has a lot to do with it, too.

I’m pretty sure that if they hire someone to match with their new vision of Baylor’s mission, we won’t see much friendliness to junior faculty who aren’t toeing the line.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/25/schadenfreudelicious-baylor-prez-canned-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-42786 Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:22:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=455#comment-42786 Do you want the job at Baylor, GayProf?

I think it mostly has to do with fundraising and bitch-slapping the faculty. While Lilley excelled at the latter, I heard he was pretty bad at the former (angering the alumni by making pointless changes, etc.) Lilley’s mistake was in trying to fire people AFTER their departments had recommended them for tenure and promotion. That way, he made not just enemies of the people he tried to fire, but enemies of whole departments who resented that their procedures and judgment were being peed on from above.

Way to go, John. Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.

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By: GayProf http://www.historiann.com/2008/07/25/schadenfreudelicious-baylor-prez-canned-thursday/comment-page-1/#comment-42780 Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:13:50 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=455#comment-42780 Just what are the criteria for hiring university presidents these days?

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