Sometimes the Record, for all its many strengths, is almost a parody of a rah-rah, go-Williams paper. I sometimes think that the typical high school paper is harder-hitting. Consider this article on recent tenure decisions.

The Committee of Appointments and Promotions (CAP) made its 2006 recommendations for tenure: Laylah Ali, assistant professor of art; Joseph Cruz, assistant professor of philosophy; Liza Johnson, assistant professor of art; and Ileana Perez Velazquez, assistant professor of music.

Fine. Just as we reported last month (with the added detail that Johnson is an alum).

But the Record fails to report anything on the topic of the professors who were denied tenure! Pathetic. Why? I can’t think of a good reason. Surely many of the Record‘s readers would be interested. Previous criticisms of Record coverage here and here.

Best part:

Tenured professors are guaranteed lifetime job security as long as he or she abides by College policy.

Nigaleian! Tenure protects you even if, like Professor Aida Laleian, you violate all sorts of College policies. Has any tenured Williams professor in the last 50 years been dismissed? Not that I know of.

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