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UC Santa Barbara guide urges return to student radicalism
AP ^ | 10/10/5

Posted on 10/10/2005 7:51:26 AM PDT by SmithL

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Leftist leaders at the University of California, Santa Barbara have begun distributing a profanity-sprinkled "Disorientation Guide" that calls for a return to the activist spirit of the 1960s.

The guide, which came out last week, features interviews with the college's "most politically active" professors, a directory of local liberal organizations and commentaries on subjects including feminism, corporate media, proper "queer" terminology and the value of blogs.

It also chronicles the history of UCSB activism, including the infamous 1970 burning of the Bank of America in Isla Vista.

"A lot of people have passion for certain issues, but never direct it to work on campus because UCSB has this reputation for being apathetic," said Tanya Paperny, one of eight current and former students who created the guide.

Critics lament its use of raw language and suggest it's inappropriate for some professors to help pay for printing costs.

Will Parrish, a former University of California, Santa Cruz student who brought the guide idea to Santa Barbara, defended the language.

"One of the things we were trying to do is appeal to students in a way that they don't think we're part of the establishment, or what we're doing is watered down in any way," he said.

Sociology professor Dick Flacks, who contributed to the guide, said he can donate what he wants when he wants.

Other colleges that have similar print or electronic guides include the University of California campuses at Santa Cruz and Berkeley as well as Stanford, Columbia and the University of Texas at Austin.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: academicbias; campusbias; culturewars; education; educrats; oldhippies; schoolbias; ucsb; universitybias
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To: SmithL

There is really a moonbat prof named Dick Flacks? How appropriate.

51 posted on 10/10/2005 12:58:47 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Islamo-terrorists: Strike force of the MSM)
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To: foofoopowder

I agree, it's the government money first and foremost subsidizes these creeps. Take away the money and tenure and it would be a whole new ball game. Ward Churchill is a prime example of what is wrong with present day, government subsidized, universities.

52 posted on 10/10/2005 2:06:42 PM PDT by pepperdog
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I spent Saturday afternoon at a local gun club teaching 26 UCSB undergrads how to shoot trap. We had a great time and introduced about half that number to shooting sports for the first time. We had so much fun that we ended up (about ten of the kids) at the pistol range

I've been thinking about finding a pistol range in the SB/Ventura area (I work in the former, live in the latter). Any suggestions? I guess I would need to buy a handgun, too. The old Mossburg might be overkill.

53 posted on 10/10/2005 3:27:42 PM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const tag& constTagPassedByReference)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

If you live in the Ventura area then you might like Shooters Paradise of Oxnard, 1910 Sunkist Cr., Oxnard, CA 93033 805-486-1177 Also check out I belong to the range in SB You might give Far West Guns on State Street a try if your are in the market. There are MANY good shops around.

54 posted on 10/10/2005 3:37:26 PM PDT by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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I'm a UCSB alum as well. It was fascinating to surf the internet from one of the first 4 nodes ever put on it -- in engineering 1.

UCSB will become a top notch school by virtue of its weather. When I went there, my professors had the world's fastest BJT, world's fastest and smallest diode, world's smallest (and probably fastest) FET, my TA developed the first blue laser in North America, and the lab I worked in had the most advanced VCSELs. All of those professors were world class, could teach anywhere and chose Santa Barbara because of how nice it was. If you could have a $50million lab & teach anywhere in the world, would you live in Chicago? Detroit? Taipei? New York?

55 posted on 10/10/2005 9:51:03 PM PDT by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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To: Rabid Dog

Thanks for the ping and the good work RD;-)

56 posted on 10/10/2005 10:00:32 PM PDT by HangFire (I'm only wearing black until they come up with something darker...)
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