In Honor of Mary Boyce Stepping Down as Provost, Here Are Five People Who Managed to Hate Unions More Than Her

Dani Winkler

On April 6, President Lee Bollinger, via an email sent to Columbia University community members, announced that University Provost Mary C. Boyce will be stepping down from her administrative positions after two years. Renowned for her research on nonlinear mechanics of polymers, soft composites, and the ethics of floggings as punishment for student misconduct on campus, Boyce plans to return to her faculty position at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. In honor of all of Boyce’s long, hard days spent rebuking living wages for student workers and decorating the framed picture of PrezBo in her office, here are five people who, somehow, someway, managed to hate unions more than her. 

  1. Andrew Carnegie 
  1. The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 
  1. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz 
  1. The Teamsters
  1. Definitely Not Mary Boyce in a Wig