This is what happens when you ask a humanist to talk about budget issues: You get Yeats.
You also get a vivid picture of a leadership failure that has allowed athletics and other non-academic spending to eclipse academics, in an imbalance severe enough to draw national media attention. (And yes, you also get plenty of cold hard dollars-and-cents figures.)
Ohio University’s skewed budget priorities came under the lens of OU+AAUP member and Professor of Classics and World Religions Steve Hays at this Wednesday’s teach-in. Here’s his PowerPoint presentation with voice-over – a sobering call for our leaders to reassess our university’s direction.
For more detailed information and printable materials, see also Steve’s website. Thank you, Steve, for providing leadership on these issues even when hardly anyone was listening. People are starting to listen now.