Sorry to post one Thirsty next to another, but this one seems to be on a related topic.
I have been only tangentially following the events at University of Virginia, but I am struck by one puzzling observation. Most of the faculty at UVa seem to actually like their (former) University President.
The idea of liking one's administration is foreign to me. The concept of faculty rallying to the defense of of a senior administrator leaves me in an almost Hiram-Like state of bewilderment.