The Demise of the Art Institute

I think shadenfreude is taking delight at the misery of others, usually your enemies. I think there’s a corollary where you leave an enterprise – either voluntarily or not – and the thing which was running well when you left then falls apart. It’s a roundabout way of getting a compliment that they couldn’t get along without you. Happens in sports a lot. So when I left the Art Institute of CA / San Diego in April of 2015 there was a slight tinge of “gee I hope they miss me.” And over the next few years my colleagues…