The dark side of OSU’s reorganization

From the Daily Barometer:

Over the course of roughly the last five months, a small group of people have been moving to realign OSU for the future. Whether in the hands of the committee commissioned by President Ray, or in the behind-the-scenes planning of senior administrators and a few select faculty, a vision has been set, and this vision is being moved forward. Perhaps the vision isn’t so specific as “college x goes here” and “department y there,” and perhaps it is far more specific than most of us realize. But from what I have seen, the vision is, in any event, one of radical centralization, and that is a vision we ought not be comfortable with nor acquiesce to.

I cannot express how excited I am by this piece.  I’ve been thinking most of this for years now, as I’ve watched OSU become less democratic and more corporate.  Finally, someone said something.

Read the whole thing.

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