Columbia University's first female—and first black—dean of Columbia College stepped down over the weekend. Michele Moody-Adams, who was hired in 2009, released a letter firing some shots at the Ivy League school, "It is with a very heavy heart that I send you this news. Columbia University has begun plans to transform the administrative structure in Arts and Sciences. The planned changes will have the effect of diminishing and in some important instances eliminating the authority of the Dean of the College over crucial policy, fund-raising and budgetary matters... I have repeatedly voiced concern that changes of this kind will ultimately compromise the College’s academic quality and
financial health. "
Moody-Adams said her resignation would be effective June of next year, but university president Lee Bollinger released a statement yesterday saying he asked her to step down immediately. It doesn't seem there's soo much outrage over Moody-Adam's resignation—Bwog editor Claire Sabel told the NY Times, "She put in all the regular appearances, but nothing really beyond that, so she didn’t have a lot of enemies but she also didn’t have a lot of champions"—but a Columbia Spectator opinion piece asks undergraduate students to be wary of the school's commitment to the College, "Alumni like their universities, but they love their colleges."