Skip to comments.Ala. prof bemoaned tenure denial, quiet about past
Posted on 02/15/2010 6:20:12 AM PST by JoeProBono
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Amy Bishop kept quiet about a violent episode in her past around colleagues and students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. But there was one personal issue she didn't mind loudly complaining about: being denied tenure.
Still, those who knew her said the woman accused of shooting six colleagues had never suggested she might become violent. Everyone from family and friends to her students said the intelligent and at times awkward teacher seemed normal in the hours before police say she opened fire in a faculty meeting Friday afternoon, leaving three dead and three wounded.....
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eeew - guilty
“My degree is from Haaaaarvaaard. If you don’t give me tenure, I will murder you. If you were my brother, I did murder you.”
Typical academic attitude if carried a bit to extremes. They’re almost all parasites sucking on the taxpayers’ labor anyway.
What is it they say, facility lounge politics is so nasty because the stakes are so small. Not always, I suppose.
She does certainly seem to have "issues".
My wife had an uncle who was a biology professor at a non-prestige small college. A wonderful man, full of good cheer and warmth; I bet his first semester students learned more than most kids at prestige schools.
The whole prestige school/research paradigm distorts education and is a disservice to undergraduates.
She looks like she is signal 20(crazy).
She looks like the leader of the Heaven’s Gate cult.
The hairdo doesn’t help. Perhaps that’s why she didn’t make tenure; that and the shotgun death of her brother, armed robbery, stealing a car, bomb threats, triple murder... now she’ll likely never make tenure.
Anyone know the ages of her kids?
This, from the investigation after the pipe bomb incident, was interesting.....
“During a search of Bishop’s computer, authorities found a draft of a novel that Bishop was writing about a female scientist who had killed her brother and was hoping to make amends by becoming a great scientist, according to a person who was briefed on the investigation and spoke to the Globe on the condition of anonymity.”
Just think, had they done a thorough investigation in her brother’s death, the lives she took this time might have been saved.
She obviously has serious psychiatric dysfunction.
With a record like that I’m amazed Obama hasn’t appointed her as Tenure Czar yet.
We know she doesn’t have any conservative/Republican connections because it would have become front page news already.
She probably didn’t make tenure because she has a screw loose. Academia is very political and the “gatekeepers” probably wanted to rid themselves of her.
These murders remind of murders that happened at the University of Iowa some years back when some math or physics professor was denied tenure. He shot and killed a number of his colleagues. The moral of the story: be in another country when you send the notice about denial of tenure to a prospective candidate. It appears a number of these people are seriously disturbed.
Attorney General Delahunt pulled the political strings and made sure there was NO investigation in the murder of her brother.
The youngest is in the 3rd grade.
That’s too bad.
They should check her behavior to boyfriends before her marriage. I would not want to be a boyfriend who broke up with her. She would likely perpetuate a violent act. I think she has a revenge mindset that she must get even. These type of people are very dangerous because they appear normal.
I’ve been away for a few days. Do you have a link to a story about it?
The first thing my husband said when he got a look at her was that she should have gone after her hairdresser too
(He's so bad!!!)
Are they supposed to be registered?
Reported on news this morning that she mailed a bomb to someone at Harvard and nothing ever came of it. Wow, to skate through life getting away with literally murder.
She obviously has serious psychiatric dysfunction.
Being a “Liberal Professor” :-(((( should explain, and be the sum of the whole content of her life.
Look for the proctors of the Left to start defending this Libtard.
A charter member of the Bernadine Dorhn Fan Club.
I read they were aged 9 to 18 or 9 to 19, four of them.
I read she didn’t have a carry permit and they didn’t know where she obtained the gun from. Didn’t hear anything about “registering”. I don’t think that is required.
It seems to me - that each time in her life when she felt threatened by someone - 1) accomplished brother 2) Harvard Doctor who could jeopardize her PhD and finally 3) the faculty of the Biology Dept. at UAH..... She had the same solution (eliminate the “threat”).... Unfortunately for the 6 victims at UAH - she was never held accountable before Friday - in fact - her life went along quite smoothly...investigation of brother’s killing was dropped, investigation of the pipe bomb was never solved.....
Her parents’ home can be seen here:
Wow nice house.
I heard from 9 to 18 years old (4 children) - How sad for them :(
Yeah - makes the “cover up” of the brother’s killing even more plausible doesn’t it? The rich seem to be able to get these things done .... what is most troubling is the paperwork is “missing” on the case....and I think during the years when this happened....her mother was working in some capacity for the police force or the local government (forgot the particulars on that)....
Her husband said she/they were afraid that like a previous professor who didn’t get tenure, she might end up with a job........as a bus driver.
Well, that’s ruled out now. So they can relax.
Did anyone else read that when she was investigated for the pipe bomb - they found a “novel” she was writing about a girl who killed her brother and went on to become a brilliant scientist? Very strange .....
I think I read this past week her Mother was serving on the Personnel Board for the Town of Braintree MA. Probably gave her some favors by the police department IF she had any or perceived power by those or could have been the money & rich influence. I don’t understand how a Mother could “choose” between her children when one murdered the other and protect the murderer.
Her 4 kids are grade school through high school.
I agree totally (as you can see - I am the mother of 2).... But I have heard people say things like “well - he did kill their mother but if he went to prison his children would lose both parents”.... so I can see a parent thinking “if she is convicted, I’ll have no children left”...twisted thinking I agree... but stranger things have happened. I cannot imagine the strain of keeping the truth inside for all these years - think of what her mother thought when she starting having children, when she reached each goal in her career - I imagine she would have to reflect on the fact that without her (possible) silence/cover-up Amy could not be where she is today...
AS A PRISONER IN PRISON!!
She and her husband had some business on the side in which they had invented a new way to serve up bacteria samples that was better than using a petri dish. They had recently received over a million up front for their invention.
You'd think she might be happy not having to teach anymore and just work her incredibly successful business. But she didn't want to lose her professorship.
Police found a manuscript she had been working on about a scientist who accidently killed her brother and was trying to be a success at being a scientist to atone for the killing of her brother.
Not in Alabama. In fact only a very few states require registration, Il, Ma, Md (handguns), and NY come to mind (well also the Soviet Union and Nazi German, but I'm sure the aforementioned US police states' resemblence to those former countries is only superficial). I'm sure there are a few more. This is part of the ongoing liberal media's attempt to brainwash the public into thinking that guns must be registered.
I did read that UAH has one of the most generous policies among universities on compensation for research/inventions.... she & her husband stood to earn 50% of the profits on this new invention. (which probably would be millions based on the little bit I've read about it)
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