Boston University Law School Creates First Critical Race Theory Professorship in the Country
“This process likely involved the donor and the university president,” Don Heider told The Fix via a phone interview.
He said it is likely Onwuachi-Willig would have had no say in the process.
The awarding of endowed chairs to deans is “commonplace” in universities, Heider said. In fact, the endowment itself, $3 million, “isn’t enough to start a professorship from scratch.”
Heider said that he sees this as a way for the university to retain Dean Onwuachi-Willig and university officials likely made the decision without her involvement.
Don Heider, executive director at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted on The College Fix.
Feb 22, 2021
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