On the Pleasure of Hating

By November 2, 2013April 11th, 2014The Chronicle of Higher Education

My brother started his career in the corporate world, moved into human resources, and then made the switch to Legal Aid. Recently he got a job in academic administration. Even though we’d grown up with professor parents, I suspected he had no idea what he was in for.

My best advice to help him understand academe was that he read various Web sites and blogs on higher education. I didn’t mean the reported articles, opinion pieces, advice columns, or blog posts, though of course all of those would provide good information and insight. No, I told him, if you want to get a bead on the academy, read the anonymous online comments.
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