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Kennesaw State University new provost caves in to accusations of Marxism
Hillbuzz ^ | 3/22/11 | Bridget Casey,

Posted on 03/22/2011 11:17:06 AM PDT by Nachum

A couple of weeks ago I did a story about the new provost-elect at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia. Timothy Chandler was slotted to take over the job this July but it had been discovered that he had done a paper the slanted towards Marxism and once exposed…..there was a rather large backlash from the public. Well…the people have spoken and Dr. Chandler has decided “not to take the job”.

(AJC) Accusations of Marxism and being un-American proved too much for Kennesaw State University’s newly selected provost, who withdrew his acceptance of the position on Thursday.

Timothy Chandler, tapped last month as KSU’s new provost, had been criticized in recent weeks for a 1998 academic paper he co-authored that cited Communist philosopher Karl Marx.

A local Cobb County newspaper accused Chandler of having an obvious fondness for Marx and vehement dislike of capitalism, and was critical of his association with the paper’s co-author who went on to publish theories linking the Bush administration to the 9/11 attacks.

The surrounding controversy sparked debate within the community on both sides of the issue and on KSU’s campus.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 911; 911truther; academia; communism; democrats; education; kennesaw; liberalfascism; marxism; provost; state; truther; truthers; university

1 posted on 03/22/2011 11:17:10 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Fire for effect.


2 posted on 03/22/2011 11:18:40 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Nachum

Good its time to start smoking the red menace out.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 11:22:09 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: DarthVader
Good its time to start smoking the red menace out.

Better late than never.

4 posted on 03/22/2011 11:23:56 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Nachum

Finally, one of the infiltrators gets caught.


5 posted on 03/22/2011 11:24:15 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Nachum

Good job, Bridget.


6 posted on 03/22/2011 11:26:42 AM PDT by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: Nachum

I teased my nice constantly that if she doesn’t study she’ll end up at Kennesaw. Perahaps I’m wrong for doing so.


7 posted on 03/22/2011 11:27:40 AM PDT by numberonepal (Yes We Cain!)
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To: numberonepal

Let’s try that again:
I teased my niece constantly that if she doesn’t study she’ll end up at Kennesaw St. Perhaps I’m wrong for doing so.


8 posted on 03/22/2011 11:29:06 AM PDT by numberonepal (Yes We Cain!)
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To: snowrip

“Kennesaw State University”, wasn’t that Newtie’s School?


9 posted on 03/22/2011 11:30:31 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Nachum

This is better news than people realize. For once, a God-hating, Commie symp reprobate has been prevented from taking a job at a university. It’s almost a miracle. The effort to drive out the Commies should be ramped up to warp speed. There are a lot of Reds to run out of town on a rail in every college town in America.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 11:31:07 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: US Navy Vet

“Kennesaw State University”, wasn’t that Newtie’s School?


No. He taught at West Georgia in Carrolton.


11 posted on 03/22/2011 11:32:13 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: Brookhaven

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich

Gingrich taught history at the University of West Georgia (then called West Georgia College) in Carrollton, Georgia, from 1970 to 1978. He also taught a class, Renewing American Civilization, at Kennesaw State University (then called Kennesaw State College) in 1993.[10]


12 posted on 03/22/2011 11:33:45 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Nachum
A local Cobb County newspaper accused Chandler of having an obvious fondness for Marx and vehement dislike of capitalism, and was critical of his association with the paper’s co-author who went on to publish theories linking the Bush administration to the 9/11 attacks


We all need to shine the light on the truth.

I attended a meeting where the Mayor of my fine city began the meeting this way: “I don't care about you, and I don't care about your problems............” I tell that story as often as I can and It gets easier and more fun, the more I do it.

13 posted on 03/22/2011 11:33:59 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( getting closer to the truth.................)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t that usually considered a positive for these jobs? Nay, isn’t that usually a requirement?


14 posted on 03/22/2011 11:36:07 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Hey, a Doctorate in Discontent.


15 posted on 03/22/2011 11:41:13 AM PDT by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: Nachum
“Students are disappointed at the personal attacks on [Chandler] and with the narrow-mindedness of people who wrote negative comments about the situation,” Kamran said. “They’re talking about academic freedom and having to start the search all over again.”

This guy (I assume Ali Kamran is a guy) talks of academic freedom. Yet, he and others like him will be the first ones to shut down David Horowitz speaking on campus or throw a pie in Ann Coulter's face. Academic freedom to these marxists mean we get to speak and you have to shut up. It's one thing to have freedom to speak about your ideas on campus. It's another thing to allow marxists infiltrators to run your campus...
16 posted on 03/22/2011 11:41:40 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: WashingtonSource
This is better news than people realize. For once, a God-hating, Commie symp reprobate has been prevented from taking a job at a university. It’s almost a miracle. The effort to drive out the Commies should be ramped up to warp speed. There are a lot of Reds to run out of town on a rail in every college town in America.

They have more work to do. My older sister has taught there for years. Her wish for the world: income equality. Sheesh!

17 posted on 03/22/2011 11:43:14 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Nachum

It is worth noting that Kennesaw is the town that enacted a law requiring all households own a firearm (there are a lot of “outs” on that, it was mainly symbolic), and this is just barely outside the GA 6th, which is Newt’s old district. In other words, this is a *very* conservative area.


18 posted on 03/22/2011 11:45:57 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t Kennesaw State best known as a business school?
Certainly makes him an odd choice.


19 posted on 03/22/2011 11:47:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

Well, now I guess it is time to clean out all the other universities, colleges and public schools and government....The cultural Marxists have been in control for decades. They still control the textbooks.


20 posted on 03/22/2011 12:00:20 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: WashingtonSource

This is better news than people realize....There are a lot of Reds to run out of town on a rail in every college town in America.” ====

The public deserves the applause here. But the source itself remains unencumbered to continue to churn out marxists while we sleep.

It is us, and our candidates, and our current representatives who have NEVER, EVER taken on the public school, universities and academia, and still we find such a proposal out of the question, non-existent and no where to be seen on their agenda, nor our agenda, as citizens of a Republic. Elections are coming, but on our side where is there an utterance of taking on the souce—the US Education System? Crickits.


21 posted on 03/22/2011 12:01:21 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Nachum

Marxocrat.


22 posted on 03/22/2011 12:23:38 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Nachum

What a weakling: all he had to do was get GA Jimmy to ascertain his fitness for the post.


23 posted on 03/22/2011 12:30:03 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: RitaOK

Most Marxists though will fight all the way to the courts if challenged; that this one didn’t is an aberration.


24 posted on 03/22/2011 12:31:05 PM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: Quilla

RE: “They have more work to do. My older sister has taught there for years. Her wish for the world: income equality. Sheesh!”

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No kidding — I’m in L.A. and one of Kennesaw’s current ‘professors’ was someone I dated long ago when he was a teacher at a grade school here. A total leftist, I couldn’t stand listening him and ended the relationship quickly in disgust, mostly over his politics.

Yes, Kennesaw has work to do as plenty of leftists are still on site. Great news that there was public outcry over this ‘provost’ situation.


25 posted on 03/22/2011 12:38:03 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: US Navy Vet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich

Gingrich taught history at the University of West Georgia (then called West Georgia College) in Carrollton, Georgia, from 1970 to 1978. He also taught a class, Renewing American Civilization, at Kennesaw State University (then called Kennesaw State College) in 1993.[10]


Wikipedia is wrong (what a surprise).

The “Renewing American Civilization” course was taught at Reinhart College (a private school). This is the course the Democrats made the big ethics stink about, saying it wasn’t a legit course. I believe it was originally scheduled for a public university (and it may have been Kennesaw), but it was actually taught at Reinhart.

He was my congressman at the time.


26 posted on 03/22/2011 12:43:06 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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BTTT


27 posted on 03/22/2011 12:49:07 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: numberonepal

“I teased my niece constantly that if she doesn’t study she’ll end up at Kennesaw St. Perhaps I’m wrong for doing so.”

They’ve actually developed into a pretty good school. I think they have an enrollment of close to 20,000 students. Like most schools how much you learn depends on how hard you work. Nothing wrong with KSU at all.


28 posted on 03/22/2011 12:58:14 PM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: Nachum

My youngest son goes there. It is not in MurETTA :) It is in Kennesaw. [Reminds me of the old days when it was being from Chamblee vs Dunwoody. The money claimed Dunwoody even though their address was Chamblee. I was from Chamblee.]

Cobb County is fairly conservative, I am not surprised by the scrutiny. It is a good school, my son likes it. I wasn’t aware of the controversy. I am glad someone was paying attention.

My only complaint is they are called the “Owls.” God, I hope they change it when they get their football program going.

We have spent our lives chanting “Gooooo Dawgs! Sic ‘em! WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF!” I asked my son if the KSU kckoff chant will be “Hooty-who! Hooty-who!” That’s when he rolls his eyes and says “Mom you are so gay.” :)


29 posted on 03/22/2011 1:28:10 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Nachum

Bring in the tar and feahers.


30 posted on 03/22/2011 2:16:03 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Nachum

Bring in the tar and feathers.


31 posted on 03/22/2011 2:16:14 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Nachum

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

32 posted on 03/22/2011 6:56:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

So they don’t mind a Marxist in that university position? How about a klansman?


33 posted on 03/22/2011 11:31:37 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: Stevenc131
Nothing wrong with KSU at all.

... unless your parents are 10 minutes away. Other than that a fine school.

34 posted on 03/23/2011 4:53:35 AM PDT by numberonepal (Yes We Cain!)
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