Nancy Gish wrote:
> Dear Carroll,
> Are you not trapped in an insane assumption that there is a reason?
There are always at least two reasons for such acts. 1) The unstated
"real" reason in the administrator's own mind.* 2) The formal "reason"
that accompanies the decision. Both reasons may be pretty fantastic and
detached from reality, but they do exist.
*John Adams once said that one should never trust the British Government
to act in its own interests (that is, to know what its own interests
really were). The same probably applies to university administrations.