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Leftist geography professor at taxpayer-funded university rails at students over shutdown
The Daily Caller ^ | 10-7-2013 | Eric Owens

Posted on 10/08/2013 7:43:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Leftist geography professor at taxpayer-funded university rails at students over shutdown

9:35 AM 10/07/2013 Eric Owens Education Editor

Last week, a geography professor at the public, taxpayer-funded University of Wisconsin-La Crosse used a required assignment in one of her courses to wage a campaign against Republicans, blaming them entirely for the government shutdown over federal spending.

Rachel Slocum, an assistant professor in the UW–La Crosse geography and earth sciences department, sent the vitriolic email entitled “government websites” on Oct. 1, reports Media Trackers Wisconsin.

Here it is, unexpurgated:

hi everyone

Some of the data gathering assignment will be impossible to complete until the Republican/tea party controlled House of Representatives agrees to fund the government. The Census website, for example, is closed. Please do what you can on the assignment. Those parts that you’re unable to do because of the shutdown will have to wait until Congress decides we actually need a government. Please listen to the news and be prepared to turn in the assignment quickly once our nation re-opens.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: academicbias; agitprop; angryscreed; budget; college; communism; corruption; education; globalwarming; govtabuse; homosexualagenda; leftist; naughtteacherslist; obama; obamacare; professor; statesrights; teaparty; tyranny; wisconsin

1 posted on 10/08/2013 7:43:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

87% of the government is funded.
Of that, Obama chooses what to fund and what to close, to, as the Park Service put it

“make it painful”.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 7:45:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: KeyLargo

I guess they don’t teach about holes in the ground in Georgraphy — because this teacher doesn’t seem to know her a— from one of those things.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 7:47:41 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

She is not there because of what she knows. She is there because of who she is.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 7:49:03 AM PDT by sport
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To: MrB

The Leftist’s webpage:

Welcome
Trained in geography at Clark University, I have studied gender and land access in Mali, municipal climate politics in the US and, most recently, the relationship between race and the local food movement.
News
Bias and a Settlement With Black Farmers
New York Times Letter to the Editor

Geographies of race and food: fields, bodies, markets
Edited by Rachel Slocum and Arun Saldanha
Published September 2013
by Ashgate

ISBN 978-1-4094-6925-4
Table of Contents
Contact
rslocum[at]uwlax.edu
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54

http://www.rslocum.com/


5 posted on 10/08/2013 7:49:10 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Let the sleazeball have her say. Idiots like her are free to stick their feet in their own mouths. Once people figure out that shutdown is the best thing that could happen to partially paralyze the Kenyan tyrant and his band of criminals, the taxpayers should push for its continuance till the end of the regime of BO. If it takes until 2016, so be it. It is certainly a path superior to the one we were on. Let the truckers crash the White House gates to wake up and rid the country of the head of the snake.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 7:51:05 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: KeyLargo

The dyke detector is buzzing..........


7 posted on 10/08/2013 7:52:21 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: KeyLargo

Why look at the census website? With Democrats in charge, they’ve opted to “estimate” the under-reported minorities” so the numbers are made up anyway.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 7:53:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Dr. Rachel Slocum

Dr. Rachel SlocumThe UW-L Geography and Earth Science Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rachel Slocum to our faculty beginning with the 2010 Fall Semester.

Rachel has a B.A. from McGill University in Montreal where she studied Political Science and Developing Area Studies. She spent several years in Niger, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer and then in Washington D.C. working on international development policy before going to Clark University for an M.A. in International Development and Social Change. Working first with Dianne Rocheleau for her M.A., she remained at Clark to get her Ph.D. in Geography under the supervision of David Angel.

When not attached to her laptop or doing fieldwork, Rachel likes knitting, yoga, running, reading fiction and enjoying the city with her significant other, Arun. And when the season permits, she loves to garden. She plans to construct a rain garden, plant flowers and grasses native to the praire and grow lots of vegetables.

http://www.uwlax.edu/geography/dept/slocum.htm


9 posted on 10/08/2013 7:54:52 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: txrefugee

Sociology Faculty: Rachel Slocum
Rachel Slocum

Assistant Professor of SociologyRachel Slocum

Rachel Slocum - Stewart 251

rbslocum@stcloudstate.edu

Phone: 320- 308-4180
Research interests

Whiteness, race, alternative food practices, anti-racist alliance, feminist theory and methods, post structural theory, political ecology and theories of the socio-environment
Publications

Forthcoming. Thinking race through feminist corporeal theory:divisions and intimacies at the Minneapolis Farmers’ Market. Social and Cultural Geography, 9(8)

Forthcoming. Introduction, co-authored with Susan J. Smith. Author meets critics for Arun Saldanha’s Psychedelic white: goa trance and the viscosity of race, Social and Cultural Geography

Forthcoming. The embodied politics of pain in US anti-racism. ACME: An E Journal of Critical Geographies, 8(1)

2007. Whiteness, space and alternative food practice. Geoforum. 38(3):520-533.

2006. Anti-racist practice in the work of community food organizations Antipode 38(2):327-349

2004. Polar bears and energy-efficient light bulbs—strategies to bring climate change home Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 22(3):413–438.

2004. Consumer citizens and the Cities for Climate Protection campaign Environment and Planning A, 36(5):763-782.

Slocum, Rachel et al. (eds.) (1995) Power, process and participation: tools for change. London, Intermediate Technology Publications.
Courses

Social Inequality
Environmental Sociology 462

Grants

The National Science Foundation, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Geography and Regional Science, Title of grant funded: Community food systems and anti-racist practice, 2004

The National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Urban commitments to greenhouse gas emissions abatement, 1999

Fulbright Scholarship for MA research in Mali, Institute forInternational Education, United States Information Agency, 1994

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/sociology/faculty/slocum.asp


10 posted on 10/08/2013 7:57:02 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
Shocking! A leftist college professor...who knew? Next I'll find out that many of the WNBA stars are lesbians!

Actually, that's about the only thing i do know about the WNBA, that and according to the highlights on ESPN, every game they seem to be running the same “Empty Seat Night!” promotion.

11 posted on 10/08/2013 7:57:54 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: KeyLargo

Looks like she’s got enough white guilt to make up for the rest of us that don’t.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 7:59:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: KeyLargo

That almost sounds like a caricature parody of a crazy white leftist.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 8:00:55 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: KeyLargo

“municipal climate politics” ???


14 posted on 10/08/2013 8:01:53 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: fungoking

She has received taxpayer funded grants from the NSF to ‘study’ leftist ideals.

Sen. Tom Coburn wants oversight of NSF.

May 26 2011
Dr. Coburn Releases New Oversight Report Exposing Waste, Mismanagement at the National Science Foundation

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new oversight report, “The National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope” that raises serious questions regarding the agency’s management and priorities. The report identifies more than $1.2 billion the National Science Foundation (NSF) has lost due to waste, fraud, duplication and mismanagement and an additional $1.7 billion in unspent funds.

http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ContentRecord_id=8a114193-dcf7-4ae8-ae8b-146797e5c162


15 posted on 10/08/2013 8:03:21 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

geography?

Geez, stick to the hills and shut up


16 posted on 10/08/2013 8:06:45 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: fungoking

WNBA only exists as a loss leader for the NBA and to keep female activists quiet


17 posted on 10/08/2013 8:08:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: txrefugee

Looks like an anorexic giraffe.


18 posted on 10/08/2013 8:10:11 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

“Think Globally, Act Locally”...AKA “Love the world,hate your neighbor”


19 posted on 10/08/2013 8:14:40 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Some great ‘Shutdown’ news!

Shutdown could put NIU’s Antarctica project on ice

Northern Illinois University geology professor Reed Scherer discusses the school’s research project in front of a map of Antarctica last year. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune 2012 / November 9, 2012)
By Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune reporter

7:04 a.m. CDT, October 8, 2013

The federal shutdown may put on ice a massive, ongoing research project led by Northern Illinois University professors working in Antarctica.

The research by geologists Ross Powell and Reed Scherer is funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation, and the NSF could cancel the upcoming research season in the Antarctic if the shutdown continues through midmonth, according to NIU.

Now is the time when operations typically ramp up in preparation for the winter research season, Powell said, including shipping the gear, food and systems that support the research. None of that can happen while the government is paralyzed.

“Within the next couple of weeks or so, it will be a critical time when we will learn if our whole project is shafted basically,” Powell said. “The operations take so long and you can’t just turn them on and off.”

The two NIU faculty members have worked for years in the Antarctic, studying ice sheet stability and subglacial life to learn more about global warming and climate change. They, along with two doctoral students, had planned to depart toward the end of the year.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-talk-niu-antarctica-20131008,0,551968.story


20 posted on 10/08/2013 8:19:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Rachel Slocum is a defender of free speech.

So write her and tell her what you think.

rslocum@uwlax.edu


21 posted on 10/08/2013 8:19:32 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: KeyLargo

It’s funny how the scumbags love their goobermint more than life itself. Normal people don’t even notice this alleged “shutdown”. I sure don’t.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 8:24:07 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: KeyLargo

Her inappropriate and partisan introduction of politics needs no further comment. The take down of government websites, e.g., Commerce, NIH, Education, was unnecessary and deliberately added to the public’s inconvenience. It will be interesting how many problems are caused when they turn all these sites back on.


23 posted on 10/08/2013 8:24:37 AM PDT by bjc (Show me the data!)
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To: sport
I graduated from UW-La Crosse about 20 years ago. While the department was certainly left of center as a whole, the profs in the science part of geography never brought up politics. Only the cultural geo. profs brought stuff up like that in class. Several of the profs (now retired) used to discuss college politics with several of us students including myself.

One prof related how the school tried to force them to accept a female in one of the positions. They were forced to interview only females for one open position. None of the females interviewed were qualified, and none were hired at that time. But the prof I talked to was mighty upset about the whole charade. It appears the university is now meeting their goal of placing unqualified people in certain positions.

24 posted on 10/08/2013 8:27:28 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: KeyLargo
Roughly 10,000 kids pay about $15,000/year (in-state) to attend this typical American university.

Although I'll give 'em credit - a quick look around the website shows that UW-LaCrosse is exceptionally diverse and sustainable :P

25 posted on 10/08/2013 8:30:26 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: KeyLargo
In almost every case of evident "shutdown," somebody in government operations had to take an active role in stopping things. Streaming data continues unabated, yet it has been stopped by an activist administrator. Active websites, on which payments have already been made, have been taken offline by activist administrators. Open air monuments and actual mountainsides have been closed to observers by activist administrators who have had to finally visit these places in order to obstruct their use.

In short, a whole lot of money has been spent to halt already-paid-for government in order to hold it hostage to things that the activists still want to buy.

26 posted on 10/08/2013 8:30:44 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: RetroSexual

Roughly 10,000 kids pay about $15,000/year (in-state) to attend this typical American university.

You mean parents pay don’t you ?

Of course illegals can pay the same or less in-state tuition in Wisconsin.

Chancellors can lower illegal immigrant tuition, Regents told
By Sharif Durhams of the Journal Sentinel
June 9, 2011

University of Wisconsin System officials said Thursday they can offer significant tuition breaks to illegal immigrants even if lawmakers approve provisions in the state budget designed to curtail that practice.


27 posted on 10/08/2013 8:36:32 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
I have studied gender and land access in Mali

Wow! What a coincidence! I majored in Gender and Land Access in Mali!

28 posted on 10/08/2013 8:41:19 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Lancey Howard

“Clark University for an M.A. in International Development and Social Change”

Last two words says it all, another Obamaite.


29 posted on 10/08/2013 8:41:31 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

The significant other is just as bad. You have to see the comments about “Arun” from U of Minnesota students. “Worst teacher ever”. “Do not take this class”. “Only wants you to write what he wants to hear”. “If you want to hear why Racism is wrong, but already know why it is. Take a course where you’ll learn something useful”.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 8:43:03 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I had a college Geography class in the 80’s. It was all about land use and survey technologies. Nothing at all about gender, race or orientation that I can recall.


31 posted on 10/08/2013 8:43:47 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: VeniVidiVici

I have a suggestion for her.

There is a bridge in Mali that she can study...
oh, oh, oops, nevermind.......

8 October 2013 Last updated at 10:40 ET
Mali ‘Islamists’ blow up bridge near Gao

Suspected Islamist militants have blown up a bridge near Mali’s northern town of Gao, the army says.

The bridge over the River Niger near Bentia is on the only route between Gao and neighbouring Niger.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24441634


32 posted on 10/08/2013 8:45:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Looks like something out of a Spielberg alien flick.


33 posted on 10/08/2013 8:54:03 AM PDT by wbill
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To: RetroSexual

Cut-and-Paste Diversity

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/photo_database/image/cut_and_paste_diversity/


34 posted on 10/08/2013 8:59:47 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: fungoking
Wonder if they got the "Empty Seat Night" idea from the Jacksonville Jaguars?

The WNBA was on the other night. I tried watching for the first time in a long time, because frankly, I'm not a big hoops fan but enjoy the technical aspects of the game.

Not this game though. About like I remember from last time..... watching paint dry. No wonder there's no one in the seats. If the gods of PC weren't paying attention, the league would have gone belly-up years ago.

35 posted on 10/08/2013 9:00:44 AM PDT by wbill
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To: RetroSexual
UW-LaCrosse is exceptionally diverse and sustainable

I get occasional mailings from my engineering college ...populated 20-odd years ago by 90+% dorky white guys, and the last time I checked, it wasn't much different.

However, if you look at the pictures in the mailings, you would think that every engineer was either female, or a neutrally-ethnic male.

Also, every project was "Environmentally Friendly", "Green", or "Sustainable", rather than projects that are funded by, and further the interests of, evil corporations .... which is almost wholly the case. Plenty of stories about cute and fuzzy tree-hugging grants (directly funded by you and I) and not so many about the millions or 10's of millions in funding from Lockheed, Raytheon, etc to design better radar emitters and things that go bang.

36 posted on 10/08/2013 9:09:10 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Mouton

Yes, this scumbag Rachel Slocum likes to pat black people on the head and show them how kind and wonderful and “selfless” she is to her inferiors.


37 posted on 10/08/2013 9:10:22 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TurboZamboni

Jane Goodall’s progeny with a male chimpanzee.


38 posted on 10/08/2013 9:18:02 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Tzimisce

I did write her... to ask if her bio is a parody of an unhinged statist!


39 posted on 10/08/2013 9:26:50 AM PDT by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: KeyLargo

I see, she writes fiction!


40 posted on 10/08/2013 9:46:44 AM PDT by cotton
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To: KeyLargo

I’ve been inconvenienced by lack of Gov. website access and have uttered cures at Obama each time.


41 posted on 10/08/2013 10:03:26 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: KeyLargo
Tuition, room and board at UW-LaC rosse (in-state): ~$15,000/year

Books for Professor Slocum's class: ~$100

Leftist indoctrination: Priceless FREE

42 posted on 10/08/2013 10:07:15 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: bluetick

90 million people in this country can’t find a job.

And this woman is teaching.


43 posted on 10/08/2013 10:15:05 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: KeyLargo

Yeah, no sense in having your students go to the uh, library?


44 posted on 10/14/2013 10:31:10 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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