Just discovered that my union is endorsing Pritzker. This is the day when one event after another sorely tests my faith in humanity.
At my university, we have a tradition of team-teaching interdisciplinary courses. People from different disciplines come together to teach a course and show students how the same issue can be approached from different perspectives. For instance, next year I’m teaching a course on totalitarianism with a person from poli sci. A colleague in Germanic studies has taught a course on the Holocaust with a colleague from history. There is a course taught jointly by a professor of music and a professor of mathematics. These courses are wildly popular.
But now there is a new initiative that will prevent people from getting together to team-teach new courses. Instead, existing courses will be called interdisciplinary to preserve the tradition in name only while emptying it of any actual meaning.