Today’s Miami Herald carries a generally friendly profile of UM President Donna Shalala on her fifth anniversary in office.
Despite grave disagreements with some of what the University is doing in the aftermath of the strike, I’d agree that there’s no question that on balance Shalala has been good for UM and has the ambition needed to be even better. I did, however, get the feeling that the reporter hadn’t tried very hard to get the other side, and indeed soft-peddled even the gripes encountered. Even so, it’s not quite a puff piece, and it’s a nice read.
Among other virtues, Shalala is an impressive fountain of energy. Many academic administrators start to run out of steam by their fifth year. There’s no danger of that here. Interesting times remain in store.