My complicity in helping the hyper-rich hold onto their ill-gotten gains has once again come to light, particularly since everyone found out about the Granoff dinners. I’m not sure it helped that I responded to the concerns of the campus community by sending a letter to the editor of the Providence Journal defending Marty Granoff as a gesture of fealty to him. Fingers crossed that people don’t look more closely at what I say and do in public like that, otherwise they might realize how openly corrupt I am!
Now that almost all the students who were at Brown during the Sony hack are gone, it would really suck if members of the student body remembered that leaked emails unequivocally showed me paying special attention to an applicant because their dad expressed interest in donating a bunch of money to the University’s endowment and later met with me in person. If people knew that, they might see me as an unprincipled oligarch making insincere, choreographed, and patronizing public gestures toward justice and equity while actively and consciously selling class spots to plutocrats in private!
Damn, I sure hope that doesn’t happen!