New York Post claims it has learned that Karen Gould, first woman president of Brooklyn College, bowed to pressure a few years ago to get a new logo for the school because its old logo, a silhouette of an iconic campus clock tower (left), looked too much like a penis. Gould came up with $107,000 from an undisclosed source to fund the creation of a new school logo.
The Post has obtained an email sent internally at the school by a Professor named Barbara Winslow indicating that Winslow wanted to make "a Women’s Studies banner," and was anxious to use -- and these are her words -- a "not-so-phallic logo.”
It is not certain how the Post determined that President Gould bowed to the anti-penis brigade in deciding to scrap the old logo, but Prof. Winslow's cringe-worthy comment reminds me of the infamous Snow Penis controversy at Harvard a few ago.
I, personally, would not want anyone who is capable of such lunacy to have the authority to give my son a grade. Would you?