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UCLA Alumni Group Is Tracking 'Radical' Faculty
LA Times ^ | 1/18/06 | By Stuart Silverstein and Peter Y. Hong

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: academia; academicbias; andrewjones; bruinalumni; tenuredradicals; ucla

1 posted on 01/18/2006 9:45:22 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: BurbankKarl

some kids are gonna get rich

Doogle


2 posted on 01/18/2006 9:47:12 AM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: BurbankKarl
"teaching"atmosphere or "indoctrination" atmosphere, Komrade
3 posted on 01/18/2006 9:48:09 AM PST by stm
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To: BurbankKarl

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!


4 posted on 01/18/2006 9:50:51 AM PST by gr8eman (America can do better letting the red states know who the Democrats are...A terrorists best friend!)
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To: gr8eman
the Sakhalin islands come to mind.....
5 posted on 01/18/2006 9:52:30 AM PST by stm
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To: BurbankKarl
About time. If these professors don't have a problem spilling out this garbage behind an overhead, then they shouldn't have a problem having a light shined on it. The American Entrepreneurial spirit at work.
6 posted on 01/18/2006 9:54:52 AM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("We've run out of ballots." -- Iraqi election official)
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To: BurbankKarl

Al Rantel on KABC has been very helpful to conservatives at UCLA.


7 posted on 01/18/2006 9:56:36 AM PST by doug from upland (NEW YORK TIMES -- traitorous b*st*rds)
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To: doug from upland

Both of them? ;-)


8 posted on 01/18/2006 9:57:53 AM PST by stm
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To: BurbankKarl

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.


9 posted on 01/18/2006 10:02:02 AM PST by Incitatus
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To: stm

Actually, their membership is building. Rantel raised about $30,000 on the air from his listeners so they could have an office on campus.


10 posted on 01/18/2006 10:02:36 AM PST by doug from upland (NEW YORK TIMES -- traitorous b*st*rds)
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To: BurbankKarl
UCLAProfs.com: Exposing UCLA's Radical Profs
11 posted on 01/18/2006 10:07:00 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: doug from upland

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.


12 posted on 01/18/2006 10:07:23 AM PST by stm
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To: BurbankKarl

Getting back at the naZis.


13 posted on 01/18/2006 10:08:51 AM PST by BooksForTheRight.com (what have you done today to fight terrorism/leftism (same thing!))
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To: BurbankKarl

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.


14 posted on 01/18/2006 10:09:04 AM PST by Marxbites (Freedom is the negation of Govt to the maximum extent possible)
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To: BooksForTheRight.com

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.


15 posted on 01/18/2006 10:11:07 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Marxbites

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?


16 posted on 01/18/2006 10:11:27 AM PST by stm
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To: Incitatus

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.



Simple. Kids are already often recording lectures anyway (DVRs are cheap). Require audio of the offending lecture as evidence.


17 posted on 01/18/2006 10:11:44 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: BurbankKarl
How about Mayor Villreconquista? Is he radical enough?

"Mayor MEChA:"

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.

18 posted on 01/18/2006 10:18:16 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: BurbankKarl

On the website, ( http://www.bruinalumni.com/ ) it says:

Los Angeles Times readers: Looking for UCLAProfs.com? Click here
http://www.bruinalumni.com/

Unfortunately, I get an error message. Are they being hacked, I wonder?


19 posted on 01/18/2006 10:57:01 AM PST by calcowgirl
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To: Travis McGee

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.


20 posted on 01/18/2006 11:01:57 AM PST by calcowgirl
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To: BurbankKarl

Cool!


21 posted on 01/18/2006 11:31:33 AM PST by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: Incitatus
$100 for taping every single lecture and taking detailed notes is a pitiance. The only students who will be accepting this offer are ones that are truly committed to the cause.

I wish this offer had been around when I was a student during Condi Rice's tenure at Stanford. During that period, the political science department was comprised of 1 Republican (emeritus), 1 moderate (Rice - who backed Gary Hart in 1984) and 20+ left-wingers including Democrats, Socialists and at least one Marxist.

Wonder if things have changed?
22 posted on 01/18/2006 12:35:31 PM PST by KingofZion
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To: BurbankKarl

bump


23 posted on 01/18/2006 6:05:02 PM PST by VOA
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To: BurbankKarl

SPOTREP


24 posted on 01/18/2006 8:12:18 PM PST by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America)
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To: BurbankKarl

NPR highlighted the "which hunt" comment this am. ~sigh


25 posted on 01/18/2006 8:15:23 PM PST by Drango ( No animals were harmed while producing this post)
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To: Drango; All

UCLA is threatening the group with a Ceast and Desist order....


26 posted on 01/18/2006 11:06:24 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: stm

I just saw that piece of scum on C-Span last week. No wonder America is so f'd up!

Aholes like him and the other commies are/ have been teaching generation after generation to be America & capitalism haters.

Surprizing he hasn't met with a lethal accident yet!


27 posted on 01/19/2006 9:03:35 AM PST by Marxbites (Freedom is the negation of Govt to the maximum extent possible)
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To: Marxbites

one of the targeted law profs has been trouble for years. a friend of mine sat thru 6 weeks of prof. abel babbling about marxist theory. finally he stood up and asked "when are we going to learn about criminal law so we can prepare for the bar exam?" thankfully the class is graded anonymously otherwise he would have flunked.


28 posted on 01/19/2006 3:31:42 PM PST by KingofZion
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To: KingofZion

The damage to our society by those who teach our children with unAmerican, anti-free market, statist and self serving agendas must be monumental.

I'd love to take a few of them out - and I don't mean to dinner!

Krugman, Churchill, Zinn, etc., etc. - Shoot'em all to the moon.


29 posted on 01/20/2006 8:53:50 AM PST by Marxbites (Freedom is the negation of Govt to the maximum extent possible)
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