Yes, we’ve learned our lesson: More ex-MSU football and basketball players on the board of trustees!

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3 Responses to “‘The money madness that has overtaken college sports is part and parcel of the corporatization of the American university as a whole. And the structural situation at MSU – an obsession with sports success, a closely connected obsession with fundraising, and a governing board that shared those obsessions while possessing few discernible qualifications for overseeing a research university — is a common one. The scandal at [Michigan State University] should be a cautionary tale…’”

  1. theprofessor Says:

    Some of this editorial is junk thought, notably the complaint about “corporatization.” No real corporation could run itself as the vast majority of athletic departments do and hope to stay in business for more than a few years.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: I agree that a weak point in the editorial is when he throws the dud word corporatization into the mix.

  3. dmf Says:

    there are many now private (once public) services that only manage to continue to exist because they receive public funding, from schools and medical services to prisons.

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