Good Point.

As Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees election heats up, here’s one quick thought about scholastic efficiency from Canadian author Robertson Davies, via The Rebel Angels, ascribed to Davies’ character Father Darcourt, a member of the fictitious faculty of St. John & The Holy Ghost College, in Canada:

“We knew all about meetings where anxious deans fluttered and fussed to make sure that every shade of opinion was heard, and strangled decisive action in the dusty ropes of academic scruple.”

Apparently, the problem isn’t only the province of American schools.


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