Skip to comments.Young Conservatives adviser at Texas A&M quits
Posted on 11/24/2008 7:51:07 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
COLLEGE STATION, Texas A faculty adviser for the Texas A&M chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas has resigned, saying he was "ashamed beyond words" when the group posted fliers identifying four professors who signed a petition opposing "demonization" of 1960s radical William Ayers.
John Fike, a professor in engineering technology and industrial engineering, quit the adviser role last week, the Bryan-College Station Eagle reported Sunday.
The national petition asked for support for education "as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment and liberation" and had more than 4,000 signatures. It circulated during the presidential race, when Ayers' acquaintanceship with President-elect Barack Obama became a campaign issue.
Ayers, now a University of Illinois education professor, is a former leader of the Weather Underground.
The fliers quoted Ayers as saying he doesn't regret setting bombs. They included photos of the four Texas A&M professors with the words, "Would you support a man with these views?"
Fike said in an e-mail to the faculty that he had initially told the Young Conservatives that they should stand for all that was good about conservatism and reject the bad.
"I also told them that if I was ever ashamed of them, that was it for me," Fike wrote. "I am now ashamed beyond words."
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gotcha, another make work phd field
LOL. Extra points if you can work in the words “Animal Husbandry”.
In other words, the Young Conservative Aggies inadvertently outed their liberal faculty advisor posing as a conservative while deliberately outing four professors who support Ayers and what he stands for. GREAT WORK Ags!!! GIG “EM!!
Another nancy boy out of the way.
From thebatt.com http://www.thebatt.com/
Fike’s resignation may leave the group’s status questionable.
According to University Rule 41: In order for any group to be officially recognized by the University, the group must have an approved full-time faculty or staff adviser who should disseminate information contained in the student rules to recognized student organizations.
“They have a little bit of time to find a new [adviser]. There’s not a set amount of time, but they are encouraged to replace them as soon as possible. They couldn’t go a long time, otherwise they’ll be out of good standing,” said Carol Binzer, director of student life and vice president for student services.
When these folks become targets for terrorists under the new Obama administration, maybe they’ll rethink their position.
How’s Linda Tripp doing these days?
So if they want to silence one half of the political debate, they can at the university by refusing to serve in this faculty advisor role?
Galveston A&M students and faculty have had to relocate up to the College Station main campus. It is possible that they might find a new faculty member in the mix to be their advisor. Although the TAMU-G College Republicans had a tough time finding an advisor too.
They might try the Ag or Business depts. for more conservative faculty.
If they outed/embarrassed/whatever Liberal professors on that campus, their days may be numbered.
The Obamanation will see to that.
How can Rats infiltrate a school for super patriots like A&M? We’re doomed
If you knew the university, then you wouldn’t be surprised that Slattery would be one of the signers. Is anyone impressed that there were ONLY 4 who signed this document? That 3 were only AP’s?