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Rutgers suspends top anthropology professor for allegedly refusing to teach, report says
Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | February 11, 2014

Posted on 02/11/2014 2:40:22 PM PST by SMGFan

NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers University has suspended prominent anthropologist Robert Trivers with pay after he allegedly told students he knew nothing about the “Human Aggression” class he was assigned to teach, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

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great job.
1 posted on 02/11/2014 2:40:22 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Hopefully the students received a tuition refund. Yeah, right.


2 posted on 02/11/2014 2:45:25 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: SMGFan

By his refusal he was just demonstrating being passive aggressive. And he managed to provoke an aggressive response from Rutgers.

I’d say he’s done an excellent job teaching his class about aggression.!


3 posted on 02/11/2014 2:47:21 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: SMGFan
Refuses to teach a course in which he has no expertise. Ratted out a colleague for cooking data. No wonder Rutgers has no clue as to what to do with this guy. He has Integrity. No room for that in liberal-world.
4 posted on 02/11/2014 2:49:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SMGFan

In my line of work, suspended with pay means “vacation.”


5 posted on 02/11/2014 2:52:27 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: SMGFan

Maybe he didn’t want to teach a “gut” BS course.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 2:57:42 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SMGFan

You must be a government or Education bureaucrat for this to make sense:

“We’ll pay him to not teach any of his classes because he was caught getting paid while not teaching one of his classes.”


7 posted on 02/11/2014 3:21:37 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SMGFan

He should have just taught about Islam, humanities greatest agressor.


8 posted on 02/11/2014 3:24:33 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: Huskrrrr

This guy can get a job anywhere he wants. He is a legitimate legend in his field. Rutgers is just being dumb.


9 posted on 02/11/2014 4:25:20 PM PST by sunrise_sunset
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To: SMGFan

Ah, an honest man! That kind doesn’t get along well with the “Aggressive Human Liars.”


10 posted on 02/11/2014 5:20:09 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: SMGFan

This should have come out during a check of his publications, thesis, etc.

We go through a ridiculously complex intellectual background check to make certain we “know what we’re talking about.”

The problem here is with his Department head. Somebody needed to either fill an affirmative action slot or had no one available to do the work within budget in the first place. This happens.

/Mrs. Warchild attended Rutgers and received an excellent education. She graduated with a humanities degree and brings home a six-figure income. And works herself to death doing it.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 7:06:02 PM PST by warchild9
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The guy’s a college professor. He should be capable of self-educating on a topic within the general scope of his training and teaching the class. But his honesty does earn him some points. There are plenty of tenured “educators” teaching things about which they are clueless...


12 posted on 02/12/2014 8:20:19 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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I once knew a man who was teaching history at a four-year college. Earlier in his career he had been teaching at a junior college. One spring an administrator called him in and asked him to teach a physics course that fall. He protested that he knew nothing about physics. The administrator responded with, “But you have all summer to learn it.”


13 posted on 02/12/2014 2:47:29 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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