NYT Writer Finds Out Jerks Still Exist In Academia

A distinguished, sixtyish writer arrives to address a graduate program. He praises another university for its "hot students" and disses his wife ("sleep with one student and wake up 17 years later married to her"). He says a female prof "eats like a man," and he seems to like the word "beaver." Sounds like a tale from… » 11/03/08 2:40pm 11/03/08 2:40pm