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At BU, professor up and leaves in middle of semester

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BU caring more about book publicity, PR for the University and getting their name mentioned on talk shows and book reviews than the education of the undergrads who are taking on huge debt burdens (or milking their parents dry)...? Who'da thunk it?

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To be fair, the cachet generated by schools mentioned in that context is the kind of thing that matters in this shallow world, not the quality of an undergrad education. In that light they are doing their students a favor.

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...your statement is a sad indictment of our educational system and explains a lot.

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is reality.

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...I perceive a lot of "non-profit" entities to be overwhelmingly driven by profit motives.

Nothing wrong with having a good image, it just shouldn't take precedent over the reason you exist in the first place.

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"Image is everything."

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If so, then the massive sense of entitlement makes even more sense than it does already.

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You're obviously confused. This is not the Herald comment section.

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Get out of the teaching biz.

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