Once again, I find myself writing about Academia, and things gone horribly wrong. Almost half of the biology department was killed or injured yesterday in what seems to have been a tenure meeting. One faculty member has been charged with the murders.
I do not have answers to these questions. Re-reading this post, where the process of tenure selection is discussed, brought back my memories of the tenure process. It is painful and stressful. Even when it ends well, it leaves scars.
My thoughts are with the students, staff, and faculty as they try to put their lives back together.
Predictably, someone asks “What if the faculty had had a gun?” Why this is a stupid ass idea has already been addressed elsewhere. And how despicable do you have to be to try to score political points in this situation? One of the faculty did have a gun. That’s why this happened.
Classes are canceled for the next week at UAH.