Friday, February 11, 2005

The Controversial Mr. Bollinger

Glenn Reynolds posts on the latest in the Columbia University kerfuffle over anti-Israel bias amongst its faculty. Controversy seems to follow Lee Bollinger wherever he goes. When he was Dean of the University of Michigan Law School in 1988, he ignited a firestorm by refusing to allow the FBI to interview students because of allegations of discrimination against the FBI in the hiring of Hispanic candidates. While president of the University of Michigan, he pursued the controversial admission policies that led to the Supreme Court's horrendous decision in Grutter v Bollinger and its companion case, Gratz v Bollinger.

Seems to me that Lee is a magnet for bad practices. It would not pain me to see him forced to resign as President of Columbia. The odds of that happening: slim to none.

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