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There are 5 comments on Melissa L. Gilliam on Challenges, Ambitions for Boston University

  1. I wish Dr. Gilliam much success in her new position. I understand that the interview was edited and condensed for clarity, but am interested in finding out what her complete response was to the question at the end of the paragraph that begins “Okay, let’s move on to some of the obstacles ahead.”

    1. Hi, thank you for your comment. There were not many edits to our interview for length, it was largely as you see it here. — Doug Most

  2. I hope that Dr. Gilliam will consider cutting administrative costs. Tuition has been growing at rates faster than inflation for years. The administration and large capital investments have grown as well.

    If BU could take the lead of Purdue university in cutting redundant administrative positions and costs and freezing tuition increases, that would be outstanding!

    1. I agree there are too many administrative jobs that are duplicated such as associate director assistant director
      Assistant to the assistant director. It reminds me of the British monarchy who have titles for everything
      I suggest Dr Giiliam might want to read up on Dr President John Silber. He was a divisive figure but truly a visionary
      Frequently he was at odds with students and faculty
      I went to a number of protests against Dr Silber
      But now that I am older and not the naive 18 year old, he was right

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