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Archive of posts published in the category: notes from the academic underground
May
3

Spanierism at the University of Oregon

spanierism Spanierism means bloated administrative growth at the expense of teaching. Spanierism means scholars jumping too soon in a career to administration when they have insufficient judgment. Spanierism means treating non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty like chattel who can be fired without cause to free…

Mar
24

Graham Spanier convicted after a career of corruption

Update: A juror in the Spanier trial said the jury knew Spanier feigned ignorance of Sandusky’s crimes. Though he didn’t conspire to harm children, Spanier along with Schultz, Curley, and Paterno did conspire to hide the crimes to protect Penn State’s and their…

Sep
25

a writer in malamud land or the great spanier purge

Prologue: For those with a short memory, Graham Spanier was the 1986-1991 Oregon State University provost who made a mess of the Oregon State English department, then ran away to the University of Nebraska, from which he ran all the way back east…

Jul
12

Graham Spanier found guilty

Well, it was just a matter of time before Graham Spanier’s legal facade cracked. Today’s revelations about the decades-long history of Jerry Sandusky’s crimes at Penn State explain a lot about the defense tactics the Spanier legal team plans to use in the…