Sylvia Nasar, a longtime journalism professor and prize-winning author, says the university underpaid her from an endowment fund dedicated to provide her with compensation. Ms. Nasar, a former economics reporter for The New York Times, won acclaim for A Beautiful Mind, a 1998 biography of John F. Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who has suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. The book was later adapted into an Oscar-winning movie. Ms. Nasar has taught since 2000 at Columbia, which declined to comment on the dispute.
Have I told you what I thought of Nasar's lastest book? Didn't think so ...
I'm glad I read the book but I'll be danged if it didn't take me about 10 months to plow my way through it (2-3 pages each night). In contrast, I read The Hunger Games trilogy in about 4 hours. I had forgotten that Karl Marx never visited a factory, Joan Robinson was a Commie and Beatrice Potter (who?) had such a difficult love life. I was looking forward to much more on Marshall, much less on Beatrice Potter.