Attack of the Blog

When disenchanted faculty members take to the Web, presidents should worry

At some point, almost every college president faces a nemesis — a trustee who is not happy with fund raising, say, or a department chairman who thinks his or her academic freedom is being trampled on. While she served as president of the State University of New York College of Technology at Alfred, Uma G. Gupta's foil was Brewster Pennybaker.

For about three months in the summer of 2005, Mr.