Skip to comments.Leftist geography professor at taxpayer-funded university rails at students over shutdown
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 UWLa Crosse geography and earth sciences department, sent the vitriolic email entitled government websites on Oct. 1, reports Media Trackers Wisconsin.
Here it is, unexpurgated:
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 youre 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 ...
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”.
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.
She is not there because of what she knows. She is there because of who she is.
The Leftist’s webpage:
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.
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
Table of Contents
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54
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.
The dyke detector is buzzing..........
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.
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.
Sociology Faculty: Rachel Slocum
Assistant Professor of SociologyRachel Slocum
Rachel Slocum - Stewart 251
Phone: 320- 308-4180
Whiteness, race, alternative food practices, anti-racist alliance, feminist theory and methods, post structural theory, political ecology and theories of the socio-environment
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 Saldanhas 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 bulbsstrategies to bring climate change home Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 22(3):413438.
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.
Environmental Sociology 462
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
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.
Looks like she’s got enough white guilt to make up for the rest of us that don’t.
That almost sounds like a caricature parody of a crazy white leftist.
“municipal climate politics” ???
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 agencys 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.
Geez, stick to the hills and shut up
WNBA only exists as a loss leader for the NBA and to keep female activists quiet
Looks like an anorexic giraffe.
“Think Globally, Act Locally”...AKA “Love the world,hate your neighbor”
Some great ‘Shutdown’ news!
Shutdown could put NIU’s Antarctica project on ice
Northern Illinois University geology professor Reed Scherer discusses the schools 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.
Rachel Slocum is a defender of free speech.
So write her and tell her what you think.
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.
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.
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.
Although I'll give 'em credit - a quick look around the website shows that UW-LaCrosse is exceptionally diverse and sustainable :P
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.
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.
Wow! What a coincidence! I majored in Gender and Land Access in Mali!
“Clark University for an M.A. in International Development and Social Change”
Last two words says it all, another Obamaite.
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”.
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.
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.
Looks like something out of a Spielberg alien flick.
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.
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.
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.
Jane Goodall’s progeny with a male chimpanzee.
I did write her... to ask if her bio is a parody of an unhinged statist!
I see, she writes fiction!
I’ve been inconvenienced by lack of Gov. website access and have uttered cures at Obama each time.
Books for Professor Slocum's class: ~$100
90 million people in this country can’t find a job.
And this woman is teaching.
Yeah, no sense in having your students go to the uh, library?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.