Whining Dinosaur Dissed - Should Stick to Children's Stories?
University laboratory medicine and pathology professor Bill Gleason has a blog titled â€œThe Periodic Table, â€? where he regularly posts blogs criticizing University strategies and President Bob Bruininks.
Gleason has been involved with the University since the â€™70s and has been a professor since 1992. While he said he loves the University, he regularly writes about how the administration has mixed up its priorities by pushing top-three research facility goals.
â€œAnd where exactly would â€˜ambitious aspirations to be one of the top three public research universities in the worldâ€™ fit into that, Bob? This goal is inappropriate for a land grant university under severe financial pressure,â€? Gleason wrote in his blog.
Strong stuff? Not according to the Daily:
But Gleasonâ€™s â€œPeriodic Tableâ€? is about as controversial as a childrenâ€™s story compared to the â€œPharyngula â€? â€” a blog belonging to Paul Myers, who is a biology professor at the Universityâ€™s Morris campus.
Gulp! PZ is a hard act to follow!
(My idol, Margaret Soltan of University Diaries, also notes the Daily piece. )