Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery

But What Does His CV Say About Teaching Experience And Committee Service?

I've heard about some weird hiring decisions in academia, but hiring a Hindu deity to chair a business school takes the cake.

Thanks to my excellent writing critique partner David Sklar for the link.

EDIT: My mom thought I was being figurative, but no, the news story claims that a business school in India has made the monkey god Hanuman its chair. Professor Hanuman has his own office, his own computer, his own conference table, and daily offerings of incense. This is the point at which some folks would say, "You can't make this stuff up." Well, actually, I've made up some pretty wacky stuff in my time, but this one happens to come straight from Yahoo news.
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