With the 50-year-old Humanities Center at The Johns Hopkins University potential facing a forced a closure at the end of this academic year, grad students and others are speaking out and criticizing the administration.
More than 84 percent of full-time professors in America’s colleges and universities are white, and 70 percent are men. At Johns Hopkins, the statistics are even more skewed, with more than 86 percent of full-time professors identifying as white, and 77 percent male. A new university initiative aims to address some of these imbalances.
College professors have always had one area of untrammeled expression: the faculty office. After all, once you’ve got tenure, you can decorate as wackily as you want. Loyola Magazine recently sniffed out that school’s most striking faculty offices, including ones that feature Coke can sculptures, tumbleweeds, and a ceiling made of flags. Some of the best photos after the jump: