Via Glenn Reynolds, we have this article about how colleges are dealing with funding issues: cutting faculty, consolidating academic departments, and constantly expanding their bureaucracy, especially those dealing with the PC magic buzzwords like “diversity” and “inclusion.”
To this layman, it’s fairly simple: this tells me that the colleges don’t have a money problem, they have a priority problem.
And most tragically, Professor Reynolds overlooked the perfect opportunity to invoke Reynolds’ Razor: I’ll believe that there’s a crisis when those who say there’s a crisis start acting like there’s a crisis.
At least in these cases, the colleges in question are not acting like they have a real crisis. And I strongly suspect that they are the norm, not the aberration.