Skip to comments.UCLA Alumni Group Is Tracking 'Radical' Faculty
Posted on 01/18/2006 9:45:21 AM PST by BurbankKarl
A fledgling alumni group headed by a former campus Republican leader is offering students payments of up to $100 per class to provide information on instructors who are "abusive, one-sided or off-topic" in advocating political ideologies.
The year-old Bruin Alumni Assn. says its "Exposing UCLA's Radical Professors" initiative takes aim at faculty "actively proselytizing their extreme views in the classroom, whether or not the commentary is relevant to the class topic." Although the group says it is concerned about radical professors of any political stripe, it has named an initial "Dirty 30" of teachers it identifies with left-wing or liberal causes.
Some of the instructors mentioned accuse the association of conducting a witch hunt that threatens to harm the teaching atmosphere, and at least one of the group's advisory board members has resigned because he considers the bounty offers inappropriate. The university said it will warn the association that selling copies of professors' lectures would violate campus rules and raise copyright issues.
The Bruin Alumni Assn. is headed by Andrew Jones, a 24-year-old who graduated in June 2003 and was chairman of UCLA's Bruin Republicans student group. He said his organization, which is registered with the state as a nonprofit, does not charge dues and has no official members, but has raised a total of $22,000 from 100 donors. Jones said the biggest contribution to the group, $5,000, came from a foundation endowed by Arthur N. Rupe, 88, a Santa Barbara resident and former Los Angeles record producer.
Jones' group is following in the footsteps of various conservative groups that have taken steps, including monitoring professors, to counter what they regard as an overwhelming leftist tilt at elite colleges and universities around the country.
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some kids are gonna get rich
this is awesome....maybe this will start a trend to weed out all of the commies. Make them all join the ACLU and put the headquarters on an island....at the end of the Aleutians!
Al Rantel on KABC has been very helpful to conservatives at UCLA.
Both of them? ;-)
I'm all for taking politics out of teaching. But offering money is just daft. Way to give errant students a reason to bear false witness. The last group of people you want to dangle a $100 note in front of and expect to be honest are students looking to increase their beer budget.
If students are truly offended by their professors preaching their political opinions, they should have the gumption to speak out without the need for bribery.
Actually, their membership is building. Rantel raised about $30,000 on the air from his listeners so they could have an office on campus.
Man that is awesome. It's high time Conservatives start chipping away rapidly all across this country at the walls of the lib-tard fortresses and indoctrination centers we call Universities.
Getting back at the naZis.
I am all for it - as a contractor, I myself have considered looking into teaching just to shake the Marxists up a bit and inject an American constitutional slant.
Good for them! I hope they tape plenty of their anti-American propaganda for the whole country to hear about.
Expose them for the charlatans they are! They are beneath comtempt.
Being USC folk "fight on" there being leftist at UCLA is not a surprise and we wish both the the UCLA conservative group members the best of luck 8-). See ya next year on the football field.
Imagine all the money these kids could have made at the Univ of Colorado!!! BTW, we don't hear anything out of Ward Churchill anymore do we?
I'm all for taking politics out of teaching. But offering money is just daft. Way to give errant students a reason to bear false witness.
Read about how a pro-communist, ultra radical "MEChista" named Tony Villar cut his hair, changed his name, put on a tie, and became the mayor of America's second largest city.
On the website, ( http://www.bruinalumni.com/ ) it says:
Los Angeles Times readers: Looking for UCLAProfs.com? Click here
Unfortunately, I get an error message. Are they being hacked, I wonder?
From a historical standpoint, I'm sure they could compile quite a list.
I'm thinking Donald Kalish, Angela Davis, David Kaplan, etc. etc. etc.