that King’s is spending money on while firing staff.
“A need has been identified to invest in a number of areas of strategic investment and growth through six new appointments for 2010-11 at a cost of £320,000” in such areas as “Culture and Identity” and “Digital and Visual Cultures.”
So it’s not just about valuing buildings more than academic integrity/people/contracts/philosophy. It’s also about bureaucrats, not academics, determining what topics are worthy of pursuit by the academics. Just when I think I can’t be more disgusted by their plans…. For more, so the “restructuring” plan. (Via Leiter.)