NYU is Teaching Cynicism
Thanks to Zach for the tip on this editorial is Newsday by labor historian Gordon Lafer. The title? "NYU is teaching cynicism." Here's a snippet:
Union busting is a sleazy practice in any industry. But in a university, it takes a further toll. It undermines the very integrity of intellectual life that draws people to academia in the first place. There is still time for NYU to reverse course and do the right thing. It is for all of us - particularly New York taxpayers who subsidize the tax-exempt university - to insist that it do so.NYU gets more than just tax-exempt subsidies from the government; it was recently granted $8.5 million in state aid as well. Cynical me thinks this is what's called "corporate welfare."