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Comment on Untangling the Strings: The Limits of Acceptable Donor Influence in Academia (guest post by Chris Surprenant) by Chris Surprenant

John, so, yeah, this is a reasonable in-practice concern. I’ve been kicking this around with some other academics over the past few days. The following “so what” responses have come up. Feel free to address any of those. 1. So what? So a rich donor agrees to fund the environmental policy center if they will hire the hand-picked people the donor wants. The university agrees because they want the money. Universities lower or eliminate standards all the time now, and often for much Read more [...]