Back in 2010 I wrote this letter for the local paper. Perhaps someone can bring us up to date?
Comments welcome. What is happening at VIU?
Calvin: “Here’s the latest poll on your performance as dad. Your approval rating is pretty low, I’m afraid.”
Dad: “That’s because there’s not necessarily any connection between what’s good and what’s popular. I do what’s right, not what gets approval.”
Calvin: “You’ll never keep the job with that attitude.”
Dad: “If someone else offers to do it, let me know.”
–Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson, February 13, 1994
And some other research here.