Greg Smith welcomes me back to the East Coast

I arrived to beautiful spring weather yesterday afternoon–it was warmer in DC than in LA–and the bombshell from Greg Smith which you can find here.

Money quote from his op ed in the NYT:

To put the problem in the simplest terms, the interests of the client continue to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money.

In higher education, we face analogous ethical challenges and from my perspective, the key thing to remember at all times is that the core mission of colleges must continue to be, putting the education of our students first. In eras of austerity and tight budgets, that touchstone, can too easily be forgotten.