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CU seeks right-wing professor
Denver Post ^ | May 13, 2008 | Stephanie Simon

Posted on 05/13/2008 10:26:26 AM PDT by MtnClimber

BOULDER — How liberal is the University of Colorado at Boulder? The campus hot-dog stand sells tofu wieners. A recent pro-marijuana rally drew a crowd of 10,000, roughly a third the size of the student body. And according to one professor's analysis of voter registration, the 800-strong faculty includes just 32 Republicans.

Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson surveys this landscape with unease. A college that champions diversity, he believes, must think beyond courses in gay literature, Chicano studies and feminist theory. "We should also talk about intellectual diversity," he says. So over the next year, Mr. Peterson plans to raise $9 million to create an endowed chair for what is thought to be the nation's first Professor of Conservative Thought and Policy.

Mr. Peterson's quest has been greeted with protests from some faculty and students, who say the move is too — well, radical.

"Why set aside money specifically for a conservative?" asks Curtis Bell, a teaching assistant in political science. "I'd rather see a quality academic than someone paid to have a particular perspective." Even some conservatives who have long pushed for balance in academia voice qualms. Among them is David Horowitz, a conservative agitator whose book "The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America" includes two Boulder faculty members: an associate professor of ethnic studies who writes about the intersection of Chicano and lesbian issues, and a philosophy professor focused on feminist politics and "global gender justice."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bias; cu

1 posted on 05/13/2008 10:26:26 AM PDT by MtnClimber
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To: george76; ExTexasRedhead

These folks are upset about trying to get more political balance and call it “radical”, but they practically worshipped Ward Churchill, a real radical?


2 posted on 05/13/2008 10:28:47 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Obama pledges to give every typical small town white family a possum sandwich)
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To: MtnClimber

“A recent pro-marijuana rally drew a crowd of 10,000, roughly a third the size of the student body. “

Of course only 10% of them were here in Earth at the time. ;)


3 posted on 05/13/2008 10:28:49 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: MtnClimber

“A recent pro-marijuana rally drew a crowd of 10,000, roughly a third the size of the student body. “

Of course only 10% of them were here on Earth at the time. ;)


4 posted on 05/13/2008 10:28:55 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: MtnClimber
CU seeks right-wing professor

Yeah, right.

Only to use her/him as a subject in brain-washing experients!
Especially to see if they can cause enough mental distress to
get their new "conservative" professor to commit suicide.
5 posted on 05/13/2008 10:29:57 AM PDT by VOA
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To: VOA

Gee, affirmative action for a conservative? What is this world coming to?


6 posted on 05/13/2008 10:31:33 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: VOA

CU does have a student Republican organization, but I bet they are pretty lonely!


7 posted on 05/13/2008 10:32:22 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Obama pledges to give every typical small town white family a possum sandwich)
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To: MtnClimber

“gay literature, Chicano studies and feminist theory”????? Now isn’t that a college you want on your resume? People of today must be really proud of Bolder.


8 posted on 05/13/2008 10:33:01 AM PDT by RC2
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To: MtnClimber

RWP was a former FR fellow, may he RIP. He was once here, and, a bit, a wee wee bit, missed. But I’m guessing he’ll never leave the land of corn where he lives for the land of buffalo. Never.

And RWP, if you read this, again, my thanks for introducing me I. Kant’s First Imperative....; I would have never found out about his Dad, and those choices his Dad made, without your...ahem, encouragement.


9 posted on 05/13/2008 10:33:05 AM PDT by gobucks (Blissful Marriage: A result of a worldly husband's transformation into the Word's wife.)
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To: All

Right Wing professor.. only 32 Republicans on the faculty? Since when dose a employer track political affiliations of its employees?

In my mind.. its no ones buisness that I am a registered Independent in my homestate but my own.

Affirmative Action for politics.. your right Dilbert San Diego.. whats the world comming to?


10 posted on 05/13/2008 10:34:57 AM PDT by Kitanis (Kitanis,)
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To: gobucks

I smell something rotten. What CU is doing is attempting to shape the debate in a way that suits their liberal worldview. They will hire a nominal conservative who will then teach decidedly UN-conservative views. It’s all about smoke and mirrors and this is a propagandist trap.


11 posted on 05/13/2008 10:35:00 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: MtnClimber

How about hiring real professors with real degrees for engineering, math, hard sciences, medical school, business ...?

The pc stuff should be for off campus, not in the class rooms, and not using the taxpayers money for their liberal causes.


12 posted on 05/13/2008 10:37:49 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: MtnClimber
In fact, Mr. Peterson said it's not imperative that the new professor of conservative thought be an actual conservative.

Oh, well, in that case, why the need for a new professor? All of your current professors are already quite adept at lecturing disparagingly about conservatives from a liberal perspective.

13 posted on 05/13/2008 10:40:25 AM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: MtnClimber

http://cugop.org/contact.html


14 posted on 05/13/2008 10:43:27 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: MtnClimber
And according to one professor's analysis of voter registration, the 800-strong faculty includes just 32 Republicans.

The left wouldn't sit still for this one minute. Why do our Republican leaders? Don't give me some pap about how we don't play by those rules. This has been outright surrender.

You know, we don't deserve to be the predominant force in this nation if we can't do better than this.

The other side talks about all out war, means it, and carries out that game plan. We talk of reaching out, do, and implement leftist policy after leftist policy.

Do we want to be successful or don't we? If we do, how can we put up with the caliber of leaders we do? It's time Conservatives put some generals in charge instead of some milk toast political pacifists.

We are poised to put a person who is a left of center Democrat in as our Presdent from the Republican side of the isle.

Just damn folks! What the hell...

15 posted on 05/13/2008 10:43:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Who opposes John McCain's leftist agenda? The RNC, Rep Congress members, the Democrats? Good luck!)
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To: MtnClimber
"Why set aside money specifically for a conservative?" asks Curtis Bell, a teaching assistant in political science. "I'd rather see a quality academic than someone paid to have a particular perspective."

I wonder if Mr. Bell realizes the irony of his statement.

16 posted on 05/13/2008 10:43:58 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: george76

I hear you George76. It seems liberals worship what is not real and despise what is real. If you want to see some real loonacy just look at the courses offered at Naropa University in Boulder. You will see courses like “Eco-poetics, the intersection of Marxism and poetry”. What kind of job are you qualified to do with a degree in stuff like that?


17 posted on 05/13/2008 10:47:06 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Obama pledges to give every typical small town white family a possum sandwich)
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To: MtnClimber
“Eco-poetics, the intersection of Marxism and poetry”. What kind of job are you qualified to do with a degree in stuff like that?

Forsooth. Wouldst per chance thou wanteth fries with thine lunch?

Here at Chez Mickey D's, twon't costeth thee a bunch.

18 posted on 05/13/2008 10:50:20 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: MtnClimber

“the nation’s first Professor of Conservative Thought and Policy”

I think they’ll hire Howard Zinn.


19 posted on 05/13/2008 10:52:45 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: MtnClimber

As I said on the other thread, I’ll volunteer. But I need a 300% raise from my current position.


20 posted on 05/13/2008 10:58:01 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: MtnClimber
CU does have a student Republican organization, but I bet they
are pretty lonely!


IIRC, talk-show host Dennis Prager did a lecture date there
sometime in the last year or two.
Bet that was a doozy!
21 posted on 05/13/2008 11:00:12 AM PDT by VOA
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To: MtnClimber

22 posted on 05/13/2008 11:05:45 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
How about hiring real professors with real degrees for engineering, math, hard sciences, medical school, business ...?

Because those disciplines are difficult to teach and learn, which translates to low class sizes, which translates to fewer bucks in the university coffers. Students pay the same price per credit whether they're taking hard science or softball classes. It's in the university's best financial interests to fill an auditorium with "The Philosophy of Madonna" than to teach differential equations to a class of 13 students.

23 posted on 05/13/2008 11:08:53 AM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: VOA

Many years ago I saw Charleton Heston speak at CU. They had to have police to keep the protesters from disturbing those attending the speech. One lefty got inside and had to be hauled away by police when she started screaming “murderer...” to disrupt the speech.


24 posted on 05/13/2008 11:10:13 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Obama pledges to give every typical small town white family a possum sandwich)
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To: N. Theknow

Ah, yes, the Shakespeare-quoting French Fry Chef. Found in the finest diners across the land!


25 posted on 05/13/2008 11:11:03 AM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: MtnClimber
Charleton Heston speak at CU. They had to have police to keep the
protestors from disturbing those attending the speech.


Groups like the College Republicans at UCLA (and probably other
public university campi in CA) can't hold meetings on-campus.

Because the administration requires a substantial payment for
"security" prior to allowing scheduling of conservative events.

Yeah, real tolerance in "academia".
26 posted on 05/13/2008 11:14:25 AM PDT by VOA
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To: george76

“LEFTIST ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. by Linda Gorman.

Colorado Daily, Mar. 28, 2000.

The peculiar mix of doublespeak and intransigent intolerance that characterizes the Left was on full display in three separate incidents last week.

Before Charlton Heston’s March 21 speech at CU-Boulder, the Colorado Daily reported that 2nd Amendment defenders protested loudly but peacefully outside Macky auditorium until “a large contingent of gun-control advocates arrived.”[i] Tensions rose. Mr. Robert Howell “threw a punch at another man,” scuffled briefly, and was wrestled to the ground by police officers. The Denver Rocky Mountain News reported that Mr. Howell is vice-president of the Boulder chapter of the Bell Campaign.[ii] Charitably speaking, the Bell Campaign consists of utopian dreamers who would consider even complete gun prohibition a “reasonable” restriction, and who believe that when guns are outlawed not even criminals will have guns. Its accuracy can be gauged from its web page where, as of this writing, it calls Boulder “a suburb of Denver.”[iii]

In an Orwellian twist worthy of President Clinton, Boulder chapter’s president, Sam Cole, told The Denver Rocky Mountain News that the group was going to adopt new guidelines for protests because “Our protesters and members are a very peaceful group of individuals that believe in nonviolence, and we have a zero tolerance for violence at demonstrations.” Given that new guidelines are evidently needed to rule out assault and battery, one wonders what the old ones were.”


27 posted on 05/13/2008 11:20:08 AM PDT by MtnClimber (Obama pledges to give every typical small town white family a possum sandwich)
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To: VOA

Either this prof will study conservatives much like an anthropologist studies stone age jungle civilizations or they will get a leftist, faux conservative who supports Obama as the only “true conservative” left in America.


28 posted on 05/13/2008 11:25:56 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MtnClimber; rhema; wagglebee; LiteKeeper
At least the kids don't dissemble about their (and their professors') vision of Leftists 'R' Us University.

Other students don’t have much sympathy. They love Boulder precisely because of its liberal swagger.

Sophomore Marissa Malouff sees the campus as a sort of re-education camp. Sheltered rich kids from out-of-state might come for the snowboarding, but while they’re here they get dunked in a simmering pot of left-wing idealism. And that, in her view, is how it should be.

“They need to learn about social problems and poverty and the type of things liberal professors are likely to talk about,” says Ms. Malouff, a Democrat.

29 posted on 05/13/2008 12:43:25 PM PDT by Caleb1411 ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." G. K. C)
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To: MtnClimber
For several decades, conservatives at CU had an outstanding champion in Edward Rozek. A champion of academic freedom, Rozek suffered under the Nazis during World War II, and four decades later endured persecution at the hands of "politically correct" campus leftists.

A Polish soldier who was wounded and imprisoned by the Germans during World War II, Rozek studied at Harvard after the war and joined the CU faculty in 1956. His acclaimed book Allied Wartime Diplomacy: a Pattern in Poland (New York: Wiley, 1958) was highly critical of Allied efforts to appease the Soviets, at Poland's expense, during World War II.

While a professor at CU, Rozek sought to counter the prevailing liberal-left dogma by bringing conservative speakers, including Senator Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.), onto the campus. Naturally, he soon raised the ire of the campus leftists. During the 1980's, they tried to railroad him into prison. The story of Rozek's ordeal at the hands of the "politically correct" crowd can be read here

30 posted on 05/13/2008 12:48:04 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Excellent, and chilling, article!


31 posted on 05/13/2008 1:38:01 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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To: Fiji Hill

CU is starting to get some business-wise conservatives in top positions. I hope it can be a positive influence. They sure need it! The leftist faculty is fighting it every step.


32 posted on 05/13/2008 4:18:54 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Obama pledges to give every typical small town white family a possum sandwich)
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To: Fiji Hill

That’s horrible — I have witnessed the depraved mentality and behavior of such leftist hacks from close up, but not in such an extreme case as this one. Simply unreal. Many of our universities are dominated by such vicious, dishonest leftists. I know that all too well.


33 posted on 05/13/2008 4:32:29 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1930s Foreign Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Social Policy!)
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