Mount St. Mary College's newly minted president tries to shoot the baby before throwing out the bathwater; Simon Newman manages to dis-ingratiate himself quickly.
"The man seeking to transform America’s second-oldest Catholic college into yet another trade school misses his own irony.
"Simon Newman assumed the presidency of 208-year-old Mount St. Mary’s last year without spending a day as a professor, provost, or even proctor. Would Newman, a fierce advocate of college as job training, have hired someone with no experience in finance to run his investment firm? The stupidity of the Maryland school’s board offering the job to the neophyte, and the arrogance of him accepting it, at least shows that they don’t hold on to the courage of their convictions when determining who qualifies to lead a university."--Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator