Now in the Chronicle of Higher Education
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste,” said Rahm Emanuel in 2008, reacting to the financial downturn in his role as chief of staff for Barack Obama. “It’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” That perspective — which Emanuel has reprised in response to the Covid-19 pandemic — strikes fear in the heart of faculty members. It did so in 2008. And it’s doing so again in 2020.