"Seriously, it's a brilliant move, gives me a little hope for this place. Mullens looks out for his people - he got his coaches 21% raises and bonuses, they didn't even need a union, and he's building them new offices too. He's a creative fundraiser, and Phil Knight trusts him. Bean, on the other hand, well he's had his shot at the job, and spent most of his time looking out for #1. This year he's up for a performance review, and he knows what happened to Tomlin. Geller is meeting with Gottfredson Monday, says he's got a plan to ease Bean out quickly. Something about a Provost Emeritus appointment ..."That's all I know, they started whispering when the waiter came by to refill my scotch.
Gottfredson to appoint Mullens as Interim Provost
That's the rumor overheard Saturday night down at the opening of the Faculty Club's new Lariviere Smoking Lounge: