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Comment 21 Feb 2017

Are you sure literally every point in the post is inaccurate?

Yes, depending on how you define fire.  Professors who don't perform (based on research, not what you are thinking), get loaded down with teaching and administrative responsibilities, as well as drastic cuts in pay.  Tenure does not protect you from this.

Comment 21 Feb 2017

Professors spend months every year not working

I don't think you understand what professors do.  They pretty much work year round, and when they get sabbatical, they use it to research and collaborate at other universities.  However, a professor's job responsibilities go far beyond teaching, which is what most people assume is all they do.  As others have stated, they aren't K-12 teachers who only teach.

aren't revenue generators

They're all revenue generators.  Whether it be having a good program ranking and getting people to want to spend $10-30k a year at Ohio State, plus two forced years of room and board, or generating grants (in some departments), they're generating money.  My department wasn't huge in grants like natural sciences and engineering, but my adviser had 2 continuous grants from the NSF, which is why they pay him "ridiculously" to be there.

If you don't like it, don't go to any university, and see how most businesses look at you.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

And no, the tweet probably doesn't mean that he's 100% committing to the good guys.

Comment 25 Jan 2017

Jarrod Barnes transferred to Ohio State from Louisville ahead of the 2015 season. Now a Ph.D. candidate, Barnes was a reserve safety in 2016.

I remember hearing he was in a Ph.D. program, but even early ones don't pass to candidacy until after the 2nd year, so he's probably just a Ph.D. student.  Also, he's got to fail at one of them, because they both demand so much.