April 17, 2012, 1:28 pm
A little ceiling leak's gonna slow things down? Nah. (Photo by Sam Ferrigno)
UConn President Susan Herbst’s recent article in the Huffington Post defending the role of full-time scholars and teachers was encouraging to those of us who work at the place where she’s the new¬† boss. Herbst seems like she’s doing a good job: The last time she met me she remembered my name. Pretty much that’s all it takes to be my best friend.
Apart from spending too much time–as does everyone else–talking about sports¬† being UConn’s “front porch” (which seems to be losing several of its central pillars to the NBA draft, not that I’m bitter), to her credit Herbst has made a dedicated effort to meet the faculty. She’s been a presence on the campus and has pledged to support the hiring of new tenure-track faculty.