And a wrong way -- to teach. I guess I was fortunate (and smart) to attend a university where the purpose is to teach. Some of the more "upper-tier" universities, it appears, are more interested in name recognition then whether or not the students are learning.
Don Luskin publishes a letter from a former student of a certain well-known professor. It's disappointing, really, that an Ivy League university is willing to tolerate this kind of behavior from a member of its faculty.