Tenure Quote

Patti J. Kurtz kurtpatt4 at NETSCAPE.NET
Fri Feb 4 14:09:35 UTC 2005

A bit off topic, but we do talk about quotations here..

Does anyone know the full text and/or who said it when, of the quote
that says something like this:  "In higher education, we only get all
worked up about tenure (or something like that) because it means so little"

That's a very bad paraphrase of it, but the gist of the quote is that
things that college profs get all wound up about are things which in the
scheme of things, don't make a lot of difference.

Sorry for the vagueness.  I tried searching for quotes on tenure and
came up with nothing that worked.


Patti Kurtz
Minot State University

Freeman - And what drives you on, fighting the monster?

Straker - I don't know, something inside me I guess.

Freeman - It's called dedication.

Straker - Pig-headedness would be nearer.

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