TENURE PROBLEMS AT BARNARD? This wouldn’t be getting so much attention, I suspect, if it weren’t for the Ahmadinejad story, the Larry Summers story, the Chemerinsky story, etc. It’s been a bad run for academia these last few weeks. Academics are fond of warning business that, not withstanding free enterprise, abuse of authority will lead to government regulation. This is a warning that the academic world would be wise to heed as well.