I have to agree with many people, including the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board, that the action by a UNM professor in asking the UNM President to resign after the President awarded him a raise, new title, and a plaque honoring him is a strictly low rent thing to do. He left the plaque and took the money and title. We went to a large diverse dinner party yesterday and everyone agreed it showed little class.
It seems that the whole situation might have been a set up because the media never covers such honors awards at UNM. The Journal had a reporter and photographer there who had probably been forewarned of the fireworks to be seen. The Journal wisely chose not to make a front page article out of it.
I don't know if the faculty at UNM has lost it's common sense or just it's manners. Academe, as my sister Carlota has pointed out to me many times, is often a mine field of back stabbing politics. This time is was more like a shot between the eyes.