Former Brandeis President Judah Reinharz is still repulsively defending his (failed) plan to sell some of the school's artwork:
"Reinharz was thinking about the economic security of the university’s staff ... [T]he school was facing the decision to lay off workers, ... employees who make less than $50,000 a year. Imagine arriving home at the end of the day and saying to your spouse, Reinharz explained, 'I was fired today but it was a good day for Brandeis. Not a single painting was sold.'"
Can you believe that? The repulsive unethicalness of it all. What are people's livelihoods compared to the "ethical" guidelines of a voluntary organization of museum directors, Mr. Reinharz? Don't you know there is no higher moral authority? If they say it's wrong, it's wrong. Who are you to question them? I expect he will be duly sanctioned at the next AAMD meeting.