I became very excited the other day when I learned that the next president of the University of Michigan will be Santa!

Santa and Merlin working in the lab in a 1959 Mexican film

It turns out, however, that the new president is not a jolly old elf but rather a distinguished biologist and experienced university administrator, who, frankly, is probably the better choice. Certainly he should be a vast improvement over his disgraced predecessor, and I wish him all the best in his new job!