Bob Kerrey to Quit New School


You can question the New School occupation forces‘ methods in their April 10 protest. Their target, hated New School President Bob Kerrey, certainly did. But now it looks like the protesters are getting the last laugh: Bob Kerrey is leaving. He says he’ll go when his contract expires in July 2011, which may be a bit late for the haters, and he says he always intended to leave at the end of his second five-year term, but this is an encouraging development for the recalcitrant students nonetheless. The former Nebraska governor, who has run New School since 2001, received a no-confidence vote from senior faculty in December for freezing them out of educational policy decisions and for being a general pain in the ass, and has been harrassed by students ever since. Meanwhile the School’s trustees have called for an investigation of the April 10 events, which should make Kerrey’s final days just that much more pleasurable. Photo via Wikipedia.