June 8, 2007
The AAUP, 92 and Ailing
Mismanagement, declining membership, and a schizophrenic mission threaten the premier faculty association
Ernst Benjamin has already retired once from the American Association of University Professors. He has a white beard and receding white hair. He just turned 70.
But these days, he is back in the general secretary's corner office, in a job he gave up more than a decade ago. He was called in late last year to help steer the association through management and financial crises