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According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, she has a series of rules that are clear to everyone. These include: 1) Only she is authorized to set the temperature in conference rooms; 2) Cabinet members all rise when she enters the room; 3) If food is served at a meeting, vice presidents clear her plate; and 4) She is always to be publicly introduced as “The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson.”

The Great and Powerful President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Margaret Soltan, December 15, 2014 12:13PM
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8 Responses to “ALL RISE!”

  1. Greg Says:

    And nuts must be served on plates, not in bags?

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    And what about the vegetables?

  3. Greg Says:

    In the unlikely case you missed it, the object of the nut reference:

    “Nut Rage”


  4. Jack/OH Says:

    Whew! With a bit of imaginative rewrite, the article about ‘er Loidyship could be an encyclopedia entry for some nasty countess from pre-revolutionary Europe.

  5. Van L. Hayhow Says:

    If you use the urban dictionary to look up bitch on roller skates I bet her pitcher is there.

  6. theprofessor Says:

    How in the US does an academic get the title, “Honorable,” anyway, if not holding a political office?

    At Gilligan, it is an associate vice president who clears the dishes if the palace servants are not at hand.

  7. John R Says:

    A little late to be answering this question, but for the record: One way is by serving on the National Council on the Humanities or the one on the arts, the NEH and NEA advisory bodies. Those positions are filled by presidential commission and are entitled to “the Honorable.” Of course, anyone who uses that form is a twit.

  8. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Absolutely, John R.

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