These are tough times, and UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann knows that as much as anyone else.
So Desmond-Hellmann told the University of California Board of Regents on Thursday that she’d like to see its chief medical school split off from the rest of the UC system. With such a move, UCSF largely could pocket the $49 million that it now spends to help the rest of the UC system, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Of course, UCSF also would be able to hold on to the money it makes from its various ventures.
Call it bold. Call it audacious. Just don’t call it “secession,” Desmond-Hellmann reportedly told the Chronicle earlier.
We’re all in this together, right?
Except, perhaps, when times are tough.