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Timothy J.L. Chandler, Kennesaw State Provost Candidate, Turns Down Post After Marx Citation Revealed

03/18/2011 08:39 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"In the university, the higher up the hierarchical structure, the more one has decision-making power and the further one is from the actual 'work' (discovering and disseminating knowledge)."

Timothy J. L. Chandler, the co-author of a 1998 journal article with that quote about university hierarchies, is going to stay a step closer to actual work. On Thursday, he announced that he is turning down the position of provost at Kennesaw State University -- in part because of furor set off in the local area over the article, which applies class analysis and several times cites Marx.

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