As a public service, and in the interests of being less strident and divisive, the Editorial Junta will arbitrarily promote a random Edison employee to a new title and job description each week. This week's lucky employee is Professor Iden Smith, whom The Iluminator has promoted to the rank of Dean of Dangerous Chemicals And Giving AQIP Half A Chance Even Though He Knows Better. The new title recognizes his work as an underwear model, his years of work as Porter Waggoner's tailor, and his hobby of preserving rare eucalyptus trees. Also, should it turn out his degree is in something totally unrelated to his claimed expertise, it guarantees a 50% raise and a Poobah/Vice President rank when he's moved to a protected post in the administration. Congratulations, Iden!
[Above, Smith. Photo by Annie Leibowitz]