Karen L. Gould, Brooklyn College’s first female president, scholar of French/Canadian female literature (which must have yielded the shortest doctoral thesis in the history of education) spent $107,000 replacing her school’s logo, which to her looked like a big prick and not the campus’s 1930′s La Guardia bell tower.
Despite its cost,Gould’s insertion of a new logo into campus life was popular among at least some professors:
Back in 2009, one apparently phallus-averse education professor was an eager beaver for the new logo.
“Can you send me a copy of the new Brooklyn College logo?” requested associate professor Barbara Winslow in a December 2009 email obtained by The Post. “We want to make a Women’s Studies banner, and want to use the not-so-phallic logo.”
Keisha-Gaye Anderson, a spokeswoman for the taxpayer-funded school, would not divulge the source of the $107,000. She did swear it wasn’t government funds or tuition, though.
Gould makes $254,421 in annual salary.