Here’s an intriguing op-ed out of the Drake Group, an organization created to help faculty and university staff defend academic integrity in the face of big-time college sports. The key call in this screed is to out jock-sniffing faculty who give athletes “As” just for showing up (at least occasionally). Let’s name names at Rutgers. We know the departments they teach in; let’s put the names of these corrupt faculty in lights.
Much of what the Drake Group has online is worth a look, by the way. Rutgers is not alone in facing a rising tide of academic corruption. But there is comfort to take in having allies at other schools, people who understand that Rutgers can exist without football but without classes and professors there is no Rutgers.