One dead dean [electronic resource] : Carl Burns Series, Bok 1. Bill Crider.
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- Edition: 1.
- Publisher: Hertford : Crossroad Press, 2012.
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|Summary, etc.:|| I can just imagine the questions in history, Fox said. "Who was our first of it, maybe the second one's too hard. But you get the idea!"||||"Yeah," Burns said. "I get the idea."||||Hartley Gorman College, in Pecan City, Texas, is hardly a bastion of serious scholarship. The little Baptist school is more interested in shielding its students from the evil influence of The World, The Flesh, and The Devil than in turning out future Nobelists. But its staff, by and large, is worthy of a more demanding institution; they are victims of a glutted market in Ph.D.s and they do the best they can. So it is they who are most upset at Dean Elmore's "secret plan" to award credit hours for "undirected study" by "independent scholars"—in plain words, to turn the school into a diploma mill.||||Which may be why Dean Elmore, shortly after unveiling his plan, is found bludgeoned to death at his desk. It is certainly why, at his funeral, there is not a wet eye in the house.||||Or so observes...
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