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GREAT NEWS! Kentucky Literature Prof Removed for Vandalizing Pro-life Display
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | April 18, 2006 | Hilary White

Posted on 04/19/2006 12:58:25 PM PDT by Tim Long

Prof was head of NKU Women's Studies Program

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- Sally Jacobsen, a professor of language and literature at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) has been dismissed from her post after she incited a group of students to destroy an approved pro-life display erected by a campus pro-life student group.

Jacobsen, who also headed the NKU women’s studies program for three years, told the Kentucky Enquirer she had become so emotional at the sight of a field of white crosses planted as a symbolic cemetery for aborted children, that her strong feelings justified her action.

“Any violence perpetrated against that silly display was minor compared to how I felt when I saw it. Some of my students felt the same way, just outraged,” Jacobsen said.

Pulling up the crosses was similar to citizens taking down Nazi displays on Fountain Square, she said.

The display was put up in response to a series of lectures on abortion “rights” by a faculty group called, Educators for Reproductive Freedom. The group had held two lunchtime discussions on campus with speakers from the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood. A representative of Educators for Reproductive Freedom disavowed any involvement in Jacobsen’s action.

In response to the faculty lectures, a group of students hastily organized a pro-life group, Northern Right to Life, which was approved by the university administration. The crosses, which were first erected Wednesday April 12, were the group’s first effort at educating the campus on the real nature of abortion. They also handed out literature at the pro-abortion faculty event.

Katie Walker, president of Northern Right to Life, told the Enquirer that her group would like to see charges filed against those responsible for the vandalism. “Campuses are supposed to be public forums. I think professors should encourage that,” Walker said.

Jacobsen admitted to inciting students: “I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to.” She said the crosses were a “slap in the face” to women who might be making “the agonizing and very private decision to have an abortion.”

A photo appearing Thursday in the online edition of the campus newspaper, The Northerner, showed Jacobsen tearing up the sign that accompanied the crosses. Campus police are investigating the vandalism, saying that $600.00 in damages was done. About 10 students were involved, witnesses said.

The university’s policies state that even tenured faculty can be dismissed without pay for misconduct. It reads, “A staff member who conducts himself in a manner that reflects unfavourably upon the University, the department, and himself will be subject to immediate discharge, without advance notice and without further pay.”

Jacobsen’s action has created a stir in high places. The Enquirer reported Sunday that Rep. Paul Marcotte, R-Union, has written to NKU president, James Votruba, demanding that Jacobsen be fired. "I don't want my tax money used by a professor to radicalize the ‘cemetery Gestapo,’” Marcotte wrote. He called her action “illegal and irresponsible” and “disgusting, offensive behaviour by a tenured professor.”

“Strong punishment will send a message to other unrepentant radicals that the university is part of a larger community and that its members must abide by the community's laws,” Marcotte stated.

James Votruba has said the university will be investigating and takes its commitment to freedom of speech seriously. "I don't know if she was pulling up the crosses, but I think she was out there with the students. If so, as far as I'm concerned, she went outside the conditions of her employment," Votruba said.

In a statement published on the university’s website today, Votruba said, “While the University supports the right to free speech and vigorous debate on public issues, we cannot condone infringement of the rights of others to express themselves in an orderly manner.”

“By leading her students in the destruction of an approved student organization display, Professor Sally Jacobsen’s actions were inconsistent with Northern Kentucky University’s commitment to free and open debate and the opportunity for all sides to be heard without threat of censorship or reprisal.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: academia; americahaters; babykillers; campuscommies; campusradicals; feminazis; jesushaters; leftistharpies; prolife; radicalleftists; ratcrime
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A great ending. A pro-life display exposes another pro-murder nutbar.
1 posted on 04/19/2006 12:58:29 PM PDT by Tim Long
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To: Tim Long

Glad she is leaving, sorry she was there for 27 years.


2 posted on 04/19/2006 1:01:14 PM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tim Long
Pulling up the crosses was similar to citizens taking down Nazi displays on Fountain Square, she said.

"CROSS = SWASTAKA"...............

3 posted on 04/19/2006 1:01:46 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Tim Long
I read this yesterday. That article pointed out that she was forced to retire some 10 whole days before she was set to retire anyway.

Some punishment.

4 posted on 04/19/2006 1:01:46 PM 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: Tim Long
"Jacobsen, who also headed the NKU women’s studies program for three years, told the Kentucky Enquirer she had become so emotional at the sight of a field of white crosses planted as a symbolic cemetery for aborted children, that her strong feelings justified her action."

Only in left field. Oh, well, she's gone. Forget her.

5 posted on 04/19/2006 1:01:48 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Tim Long
Jacobsen, huh.

My people perish for a lack of knowledge.

6 posted on 04/19/2006 1:01:56 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Tim Long

I heard this morning that she was planning to retire at the end of this term and that she would be allowed to do that and keep her pension.

Does this dismissal change that?


7 posted on 04/19/2006 1:02:47 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: Tim Long

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I’m gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust


8 posted on 04/19/2006 1:03:37 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Tim Long

"She said the crosses were a “slap in the face” to women who might be making “the agonizing and very private decision to have an abortion.”

As opposed to the private and agonizing suffering by the baby due to that decision.

These pro-death nutcases are insane.


9 posted on 04/19/2006 1:03:52 PM PDT by GOPRaleigh (If John Kerry didn't exist then Karl Rove would have to invent him.)
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To: Tim Long

. . . freedom-of-speech rights to destroy . . .


10 posted on 04/19/2006 1:05:08 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: SteveMcKing
Only in leftie land. And apparently,

“Any violence perpetrated against that silly display was minor compared to how I felt when I saw it. Some of my students felt the same way, just outraged,” Jacobsen said.

"I don't want to sound selfish or anything, but it's me, me, ME! MY feelings! I am the center of the universe! What other people think does not matter! You all exist to affirm MY existence!"

11 posted on 04/19/2006 1:05:44 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: SteveMcKing
"CROSS = SWASTAKA"

Hammer and sickle=swastika.

12 posted on 04/19/2006 1:07:55 PM PDT by TBP
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To: Tim Long
What does one do with a "Women's Studies" degree?

I'm guessing either work for a courier service, pizza delivery, or wacko-leftist talking head on TV.

13 posted on 04/19/2006 1:08:05 PM PDT by lormand (...the wrong person came out of the water that fateful night in Chappaquiddick)
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To: Tim Long
invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display

The fact that this woman is an educator freightens me.
I hope no schools hire her.
14 posted on 04/19/2006 1:10:10 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Doing the job Americans will do, paying the taxes illegals don't pay.)
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To: Tim Long

She is not at fault. Womyn professors can't help it when their emotions cloud their better judgement......

Sarcasm off.


15 posted on 04/19/2006 1:10:22 PM PDT by phugg
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To: Gordongekko909

I am looking for photos of her on the 'net, in order to reinforce my own vision of "evil" and "stupid" embodied as one.


16 posted on 04/19/2006 1:11:11 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Tim Long

You can joke about hillbillies and rednecks in my home state all you want but ultimately, we still know the difference between right and wrong.


17 posted on 04/19/2006 1:11:11 PM PDT by JamesP81
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To: Tim Long

What a nut.


18 posted on 04/19/2006 1:11:17 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: Tim Long

"Pulling up the crosses was similar to citizens taking down Nazi displays on Fountain Square, she said"
___________________________________________

Lets see here....she believes that being opposed to killing the unborn is the same as being in favor of genocide....oohhkay....

The real reason the wacko flipped out was because the disply hit a nerve with a sledgehammer and she couldn't stand it.


19 posted on 04/19/2006 1:11:23 PM PDT by fizziwig (Democrats: so far off the path, so incredibly vicious, so sadly pathetic.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
>>That article pointed out that she was forced to retire some 10 whole days before she was set to retire anyway. Some punishment.<<

It could be. We don't know what the prof's situation was, but had I retired an hour earlier than what I did, I would have received no retirement benefits.

Muleteam1

20 posted on 04/19/2006 1:12:01 PM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: Tim Long
She said the crosses were a “slap in the face” to women who might be making “the agonizing and very private decision to have an abortion.”

Yes, ma'am. It's a very private decision between the woman and the unborn human she decides to kill.

21 posted on 04/19/2006 1:13:30 PM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: GOPRaleigh
These pro-death nutcases are insane

Also insane are the nutcases that actually had to consider whether or not to punish her; and the ridiculously lenient punishment they provided.

22 posted on 04/19/2006 1:13:32 PM PDT by takeemout (God Bless Jesse Helms!)
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To: Tim Long

“A staff member who conducts himself in a manner that reflects unfavourably upon the University, the department, and himself will be subject to immediate discharge, without advance notice and without further pay.”

I'm surprised she hasn't argued that the above didn't apply to her as she is not a "himself". Mooooo


23 posted on 04/19/2006 1:13:47 PM PDT by BigDaddyTX (Don't Mex with Texas)
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To: FormerLib
from http://media.www.thenortherner.com/media/storage/paper527/news/2006/04/19/News/Jacobsen.Apologizes.Is.Pulled.From.Classes-1861104.shtml?sourcedomain=www.thenortherner.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com

"Few have publicly backed Jacobsen, but NKU President James Votruba said that he has received e-mails from former students who have told him how important Jacobsen was to them. "She's been very important to many students on this campus," he said. "You don't judge a career on a single incident in the last two weeks. You don't judge Sally or anyone else like that." Votruba also said he understood "we all have moments in our lives that we'd like to replay."

In the April 18 e-mail sent to students involved, Jacobsen outlined the class procedure for the rest of the semester and encouraged students to "stay away from LA 517," which is her office. She also gave the students legal advice. "… If you are named, my advice is to get your attorney to plead you down to a misdemeanor," she said. "The well-funded Right to Life groups that are pushing for this need felony convictions, I believe, in order to file civil suits for damages."

So she very likely keeps her retirement - but faces possible legal action, and it looks like she's strategizing already.

24 posted on 04/19/2006 1:15:19 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: SteveMcKing

She's the one in the red dress.

25 posted on 04/19/2006 1:16:03 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: BraveMan

Yeah, liberals don't view first amendment speech protections as a right to speak, they view it as their right to censor.


26 posted on 04/19/2006 1:16:27 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Muleteam1

From today's university newspaper:

http://media.www.thenortherner.com/media/storage/paper527/news/2006/04/19/News/Jacobsen.Apologizes.Is.Pulled.From.Classes-1861104.shtml?sourcedomain=www.thenortherner.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com


27 posted on 04/19/2006 1:16:29 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: RabidBartender

I hope someone exercises the liberal version of the 1st amendment by putting a fist in her face.


28 posted on 04/19/2006 1:17:02 PM PDT by noobiangod
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To: Tim Long
Pulling up the crosses was similar to citizens taking down Nazi displays on Fountain Square, she said

More like Stalin cutting the faces of dissidents out of pictures.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

29 posted on 04/19/2006 1:17:09 PM PDT by bray (Racists for Rice '08)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Because of tenure there is probably little else that could have been done before her retirement which is only a matter of weeks away.

The Northern Right to Life group said they will press charges which could result in felony theft charges. It very well might not be over for her yet, hopefully.


30 posted on 04/19/2006 1:20:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Tim Long
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY- Sally Jacobsen, a professor of language and literature at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) has been dismissed from her post after she incited a group of students to destroy an approved pro-life display erected by a campus pro-life student group.

I'm glad she was dismissed instead of "retired."

31 posted on 04/19/2006 1:21:03 PM PDT by sauropod ("Age is just a number" - Brenda Frese, UMD Women's Basketball Coach, 4/4/06)
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To: Gordongekko909

She's the one in the red dress.


LOL...Good one!


32 posted on 04/19/2006 1:23:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: sauropod
Hire a Bladerunner if you need someone retired.

33 posted on 04/19/2006 1:24:44 PM PDT by noobiangod
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To: Gordongekko909
"I don't want to sound selfish or anything, but it's me, me, ME! MY feelings! I am the center of the universe! What other people think does not matter! You all exist to affirm MY existence!"

"It is poverty to murder another human being so that you can live better." - Mother Theresa.

I was marveling the other night: My youngest can drive me mad...she's a rambuncious six-year-old that may be smarter than I, who wants everything to happen right now. She can make me pull my hair, then turn, and the light hits her right, and she breaks my heart, she is so beautiful. I have given up, mostly gladly, a lot of time and money and my own wants to bring her to where she is today, and that is what becoming a mature human being and parent is all about...giving up things so that your children can become all they can be.

I was always "anti-whiner" in my younger years...mostly against abortion because I was in favor of young women and men living with the consequences of their actions. However, since becoming a parent, I have truely become anti-abortion...how in the world can a woman, or man, choose to stop a beating heart of a child?

To this academic: Ma'am, if you can't understand that it's not your choice once the project is underway, that it is murder to do what you view as "a private choice", then you are forever a child incapable of becoming a mature adult, and I am sorry for the sad, shallow life you have lived, and will live. It is "all about you" in your tiny little universe. I have heard the same thing from every Feminist, lesbian, and homosexual I have ever met. Birds of a feather, eh?

34 posted on 04/19/2006 1:25:09 PM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: Tim Long
just goes to prove that these hypocrites liberals democrats are just mouthing "Pro Choice" to mean whatever they WANT the CHOICE to be.

Anything else and they reserve the absolute right to ban or destroy it and not give any sort of opposing view.

35 posted on 04/19/2006 1:27:00 PM PDT by prophetic
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To: fizziwig
The real reason the wacko flipped out was because the disply hit a nerve with a sledgehammer and she couldn't stand it.

You hit the nail on the head. Humans can lie and self-delude, but inside...we all know what private sins we are guilty of. This woman faced down her own "tell-tale heart", I will bet you.

36 posted on 04/19/2006 1:27:29 PM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: jazusamo
The Northern Right to Life group said they will press charges which could result in felony theft charges. It very well might not be over for her yet, hopefully.

Oh, please...this was days ago. Can't we just move on?

[/LIB]

37 posted on 04/19/2006 1:28:58 PM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: Tim Long
Better news: the local procecutor is suggesting that she will be charged with a felony
38 posted on 04/19/2006 1:30:25 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen and member of the Head SnowFlake Committee)
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To: noobiangod
Bah! 1960s hippie residue calls for a Sandman.
39 posted on 04/19/2006 1:30:36 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: prophetic

Leftist freedom: you can do whatever you want, as long as you do exactly as you're told.


40 posted on 04/19/2006 1:31:16 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: 50sDad

Feel free to move on.


41 posted on 04/19/2006 1:31:19 PM PDT by jazusamo (-- Married a WAC in '65 and I'm still reenlisting. :-)
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To: Gordongekko909

That image is about 20 years old. The local papers carried a photo of her destroying the crosses. She has put on at least 70 pounds since her "red dress" days.


42 posted on 04/19/2006 1:32:52 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: Tim Long
" I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to"

That's funny, my copy of the First Amendment doesn't say anything about the right to destroy other peoples property, if it makes me angry. The Supreme Court says it is OK to burn YOUR flag, but you still can't burn MY flag.

43 posted on 04/19/2006 1:32:57 PM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Tim Long

yet if someone vandalized one of the cross displays set up by war protesters to supposedly honor the fallen, she would be outraged.


44 posted on 04/19/2006 1:34:34 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: Tim Long
Any violence perpetrated...was minor compared to how I felt...

Yep. A lot of violence has been rationalized under those terms for a lot of years...

45 posted on 04/19/2006 1:34:56 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: BW2221

Meh... I pulled it off of Image Google, which pulled it off of NCU's website. Someone here is looking for a current image. Maybe we'll get a mugshot in a few weeks?


46 posted on 04/19/2006 1:36:44 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Billthedrill

MY feelings! Me me me! And don't call me a narcissist, because that just makes me angrier!


47 posted on 04/19/2006 1:37:56 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: SteveMcKing

I thought her actions more along the line of the Nazis when they vandalized all of the home and businesses of the Jews.


48 posted on 04/19/2006 1:39:17 PM PDT by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: lormand
What does one do with a "Women's Studies" degree?

Vagina Monologues.

49 posted on 04/19/2006 1:39:41 PM PDT by polymuser (Losing, like flooding, brings rats to the surface.)
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To: jazusamo

It's a joke.


50 posted on 04/19/2006 1:41:16 PM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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