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  • Fired Calif. professor exonerated in settlement of lawsuit against San Jose college district

    07/23/2010 11:30:06 AM PDT · by topher · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ^ | July 22, 2010 | ADF Media Relations
    Fired Calif. professor exonerated in settlement of lawsuit against San Jose college district Case settles after court affirms teachers’ First Amendment rights in the classroom Thursday, July 22, 2010, 12:00 AM (MST) | ADF Media Relations | 480-444-0020 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Alliance Defense Fund attorneys have reached a settlement with the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a biology professor. Professor June Sheldon was fired after objectively answering a student’s in-class question simply because a different student claimed to be “offended” by her answer, even though it comported with the official class curriculum...
  • U of Illinois Fires Catholic Prof for Explaining Church Teaching on Homosexuality

    07/13/2010 9:57:50 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 12, 2010 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday July 12, 2010 U. of Illinois Fires Catholic Prof for Explaining Church Teaching on Homosexuality By Kathleen GilbertURBANA, Illinois, July 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Catholic professor has been fired from the University of Illinois for sending an email to students in a course on Catholic doctrine, explaining how homosexual activity is contrary to the natural moral law.Kenneth Howell of Champaign, IL, also lost his job with the diocese of Peoria at the Newman center on campus, where he had been employed for 12 years, after university officials confronted Howell about the email. Howell had taught “Introduction to...
  • U. of IL Says Catholic Prof 'Not Fired' - Just Can't Teach

    07/23/2010 3:58:51 AM PDT · by topher · 10 replies
    Thursday July 22, 2010 U. of IL Says Catholic Prof 'Not Fired' - Just Can't Teach ADF lawyer slams attempt to shift scandal to diocesan agreement with university By Kathleen GilbertURBANA, Illinois, July 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Catholic professor who was barred from teaching after he explained Catholic teaching on homosexuality to the students in a class on Catholicism, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has defended the decision by saying that the professor was not actually "fired" - he's just not allowed to teach any more classes.UIUC administration...
  • U.S. law professor charged in Rwandan court

    06/05/2010 8:21:33 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies · 341+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 6-5-10 | Edmund Kagire
    KIGALI, Rwanda — A Rwandan judge has charged a U.S. lawyer with denying Rwanda's 1994 genocide and publishing articles that threaten the country's security. Peter Erlinder pleaded not guilty to the charges during a five-hour court hearing late Friday in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. "It is the first time I have come to know that my obscure publications back in America were that bad and could amount to genocide denial," Erlinder told the court. He suggested it may be a case of misinterpretation or misunderstanding. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison. Erlinder was upset when the...
  • Passenger from JFK Airport with weapons detained at Cairo Airport

    05/12/2010 7:49:14 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 38 replies · 1,107+ views
    Al-Masry Al-Youm ^ | Wed, 12/05/2010 - 15:21 | Saif Nasrawi
    An Egyptian-American passenger was detained in Cairo Airport on Wednesday after authorities discovered several weapons in his luggage, security sources said. The passenger, who arrived on an Egypt Air flight from New York’s JFK International Airport, tried to pass through customs with six metal boxes containing two 9mm pistols, 250 bullets, two swords, and 11 daggers, a security official at the Cairo International Airport told Al-Masry Al-Youm. “Mohamed Ibrahim Khalf, a professor of botany at a US-based school, was transferred to a state security prosecutor for further investigation,” the official said on condition of anonymity.
  • Professor, Jerry Dunklee, Accused of Fondling Himself While Waving at Neighbor

    05/04/2010 4:41:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies · 1,531+ views
    wpix ^ | 05.04.10 | STEPHANIE BARISH
    NEW HAVEN, CT (WPIX) - A journalism professor at Southern Connecticut State University is accused of standing naked in front of his window and exposing himself to his neighbor. Jerry Dunklee, a well-known radio personality in New Haven, was taken into police custody last week after police said they observed him naked in front of a window of his home. His neighbor alerted police, after seeing Dunklee dancing naked at the window overlooking her yard. She reportedly told police she saw Dunklee last Thursday fondling himself and waving at her. Dunklee told police that what he did inside his...
  • Has anyone seen a Video Professor TV commerciall lately?

    04/17/2010 11:23:35 AM PDT · by PackerBoy · 19 replies · 869+ views
    PackerBoy | 4/17/10 | PackerBoy
    I am wondering if anyone has seen a Video Professor TV commercial in the last month. Please let me know if you have, and where you saw one (what city, state).I have not seen one (where I live, in Ohio) for abbout a month and I need to know if he is still running his TV ads elsewhere. Many thanks for your help.
  • Professor's work shrouded in secrecy

    04/10/2010 9:43:48 PM PDT · by Saije · 15 replies · 559+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 4/11/2010 | Roy Parker Jr.
    It will largely remain unwritten military history for a while. That is the story of the search for countermeasures against the most unremitting killer in the Middle East wars, the roadside bombs that have been killing and maiming soldiers and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan for nearly 10 years. The years-long effort has been shrouded in official secrecy since it began in the earliest days after the fall of Iraq. Roadside bombs were already killing soldiers along the highways to Baghdad even as American flags were raised in the Iraqi capital. Since then, the effort has grown exponentially to fashion...
  • Will IITs, IIMs fall victim to poaching by foreign universities?

    04/09/2010 2:53:42 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 5 replies · 633+ views
    Times of India ^ | Mar 16, 2010, 02.51am IST | Hemali Chhapia
    MUMBAI: In 2008, when Atlanta-based Georgia Tech University bought 250 acres of land in Hyderabad it left many gaping. It did something even more astonishing shortly afterwards: it invited its own faculty members to quit their jobs and consider moving to India. A professor in the computer science department of the university told TOI: ‘‘Each one of us got a formal note. Even more amazingly, he added, all of us were offered the same salary that we were getting in Georgia. It was clearly an offer very few would even think of refusing; given the cost of living in India,...
  • Wanted: Freepers who have purchased Video Professor CDs

    04/04/2010 8:25:10 PM PDT · by PackerBoy · 30 replies · 1,370+ views
    PackerBoy | 4/4/1010 | PackerBoy
    I am asking that any Freeper who has ordered a CD from Video Professor to please post a reply here or send me a Freeper email.Chances are that many of you have seen the Video Professor's television commercials on cable TV over the past several years. The commercials tout "FREE" CDs to teach consumers how to use computers and various popular software.I would like to hear from people who have ordered one or more CDs from Video Professor, including any "FREE" CDs, and hear whether you believe you received good value for your money, had any issues with your order...
  • Calling Obama 'Professor' Is Palin Code for 'Uppity': Prof (Obama mentor: Palin is a racist)

    02/11/2010 10:14:40 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 109 replies · 1,659+ views
    newser.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2010 | Jane Yager
    (Newser) – When Sarah Palin told Tea Party activists last week that President Obama was "a professor of law standing at the lectern," she wasn't just tapping into populist anti-intellectualism—she was also making a not-so-subtle attack on the president's race. So says Harvard professor and longtime Obama pal Charles Ogletree, who tells Inside Higher Ed that calling Obama "the professor" is close to labeling him 'uppity.'" Other slurs against Obama—left wing, socialist, palling around with terrorists—"were buzzwords. But the reality was they were looking at this president as an African American who was out of place,”
  • A Peer review - Obama apparently did not make the cut as a summer intern

    02/11/2010 12:31:12 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 51 replies · 1,846+ views
    theobamafile ^ | 02/11/10 | theobamafile
    I received the following over the transom from an attorney who was an associate and peer of Michelle Robinson (Obama) at the law firm of Sidley Austin, LLP. Michele's office was on my floor at the firm and I would walk by it everyday. She was rarely in the office, had very limited work papers in her office, yet apparently was drawing an associate salary while not practicing law, and billing huge hours as is ordinary for an associate. My fellow associates and I worked to 10 p.m. customarily and many times to 2 to 3 a.m., every weekend, meeting...
  • Iranian nuclear physicist killed in bombing

    01/12/2010 1:24:35 AM PST · by bushpilot1 · 7 replies · 548+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2010 | NASSER KARIMI
    A nuclear physics professor at Tehran University was killed Tuesday by a bomb-rigged motorcycle parked outside his home in Iran's capital, state media reported.
  • Nuclear scientist killed by motorcycle bomb in Iran

    01/12/2010 1:12:33 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies · 1,188+ views
    The Times ^ | 1/12/2010 | Sophie Tedmanson
    An Iranian nuclear scientist was killed by a remote-controlled bomb in Tehran today. The victim was identified as Professor Massoud Mohammadi, who worked at Tehran University. He was killed near his home in a northern part of the capital by a booby-trapped motorcycle. A senior Interior Ministry official, Mehdi Mohammadifar, said the motive for the bombing was under investigation. "Apparently this man was a university professor who was killed close to his home this morning in an explosion," Mr Mohammadifar said. The official IRNA news agency said it was not yet clear how many people were killed in the blast,...
  • Iranian nuclear physics professor dies in Tehran bomb blast - reports (regime blames opposition)

    01/12/2010 2:14:03 AM PST · by SolidWood · 40 replies · 2,301+ views
    BBC ^ | 12 January 2010 | BBC
    An Iranian nuclear physics professor has been killed in a bomb attack in the capital Tehran, Iranian media say. They say that Masoud Mohammadi died after a remotely controlled bomb exploded near his home. Iranian media describe him as a "devoted revolutionary professor" killed by "anti-revolutionary" groups. It comes at a time of heightened tension in Iran, following June's disputed presidential election and mass protests against the government. Prof Mohammadi of Tehran University "was killed in a booby-trapped motorbike blast" in the city's northern Qeytariyeh district, Press TV said. It showed pictures from the scene of the blast, saying windows...
  • Career Watch: A Professor Challenges the Conventional Wisdom on Offshoring

    01/02/2010 6:03:32 AM PST · by Son House · 57 replies · 1,772+ views
    Computerworld ^ | December 21, 2009 | By Jamie Eckle
    While not all of those jobs will be lost overseas, those workers will face wage pressures. -- Hewlett-Packard has asked many of its EDS employees to take 50% pay cuts. Even the most pro-offshoring report, written by McKinsey Global Institute's Diana Farrell, which asserted that the U.S. will be better off with offshoring, concedes that American workers will experience major losses in wages and jobs. Offshoring is a major structural shift in the way the economy works. Alan Blinder has called it a shift equivalent to the industrial revolution. Ponder that! What needs to change so that companies reject outsourcing...
  • College prof: Christian crosses like swastikas

    12/17/2009 12:49:48 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 48 replies · 1,762+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/17/09 | Chelsea Schilling
    A student says a Dallas public community-college teacher compared crosses to swastikas while explaining a school ban on religious items made in ceramics classes.
  • Views of Obama By a Black Professor

    11/13/2009 4:41:39 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 14 replies · 1,021+ views
    Don't know if this was posted already..if so sorry. Please know: I am Black; I grew up in the segregated South. I did not vote for Barack Obama; I wrote in Ron Paul’s name as my choice for president. Most importantly, I am not race conscious. I do not require a Black president to know that I am a person of worth, and that life is worth living. I do not require a Black president to love the ideal of America . I cannot join you in your celebration. I feel no elation. There is no smile on my face....
  • Arab prof: 'Blowing oneself up' OK in Tel Aviv

    10/26/2009 9:48:31 PM PDT · by sthguard · 16 replies · 739+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 26, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU Arab prof: 'Blowing oneself up' OK in Tel Aviv But asserts suicide bombings against Saudis not legitimate Posted: October 26, 2009 10:16 pm Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2009 WorldNetDaily JERUSALEM – Suicide bombings are OK in Tel Aviv, Israel, but not in Saudi Arabia, declared a Saudi professor speaking on Arab satellite television. "Someone who blows himself up amidst the enemy is different from someone who blows himself up in a safe place. Blowing oneself up in Tel Aviv is not like blowing oneself up in Riyadh," stated Saudi University professor Salman Al-Abdali on Iqra...
  • Harvard Economics Professor Calls Stimulus “Terrible Piece of Legislation”

    10/17/2009 3:33:57 PM PDT · by Son House · 30 replies · 1,719+ views
    The Tax Foundation ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2009 | Tax Foundation
    Robert Barro, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, criticizes the recently passed federal stimulus package as a "terrible piece of legislation," and calls for permanent changes to the tax structure to spur economic growth. In a discussion with Tax Foundation Vice President for Economic Policy Robert Carroll in this week's edition of the Tax Policy Podcast, Barro strongly disapproves of both the expenditure and tax provisions within the stimulus legislation. "What they call tax reductions in this bill are really transfer payments, particularly redistribution of income from the rich to the poor," says Barro. "I don't think it's really attractive...
  • Madhatta Haipe Extradited to U.S. for 1995 Hostage Taking Involving U.S. and Philippine Citizens

    08/31/2009 2:47:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 503+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Madhatta Haipe Extradited to U.S. for 1995 Hostage Taking Involving U.S. and Philippine Citizens WASHINGTON—The Justice Department today announced that Madhatta Haipe, a citizen of the Philippines, has been extradited from the Philippines to face trial in the District of Columbia for various crimes relating to the hostage taking of U.S. and Philippine citizens in 1995. Haipe was arrested Aug. 27 upon his arrival in the United States and is expected to make his initial appearance this afternoon in federal court in the District of Columbia to face a seven-count indictment filed on...
  • Protesters Want UC Berkeley Law Professor Fired [UCBerkeley-The Birth of 1963 Free Speech Movement!]

    08/17/2009 8:56:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 1,242+ views
    AP/NYTimes ^ | August 17, 2009
    Protesters Want UC Berkeley Law Professor Fired By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS August 17, 2009 BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Anti-war activists protested Monday at the University of California, Berkeley to call for the firing of a law professor who co-wrote legal memos that critics say were used to justify the torture of suspected terrorists. Campus police arrested at least four people who refused to leave the university's law school building. The demonstrators said John Yoo should be dismissed, disbarred and prosecuted for war crimes for his work as a Bush administration attorney from 2001 to 2003, when he helped craft legal...
  • Now president, Barry Obama still disputes one college grade

    08/17/2009 12:55:28 PM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 31 replies · 1,534+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | August 17, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm
    <p>Would you buy a healthcare reform plan from this kid?</p> <p>Or change his college grade?</p> <p>It's been 28 years now.</p> <p>But President Obama, it has been learned, still disagrees with an Occidental College professor who gave him a B on a paper during his collegiate days in Eagle Rock.</p>
  • Anger Has Its Place

    08/01/2009 3:44:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies · 1,591+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 31, 2009 | Bob Herbert
    No more than five or six minutes elapsed from the time the police were alerted to the possibility of a break-in at a home in a quiet residential neighborhood and the awful clamping of handcuffs on the wrists of the distinguished Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. If Professor Gates ranted and raved at the cop who entered his home uninvited with a badge, a gun and an attitude, he didn’t rant and rave for long. The 911 call came in at about 12:45 on the afternoon of July 16 and, as The Times has reported, Mr. Gates was arrested,...
  • Black scholar accuses police of racism after being arrested trying to break into home

    07/21/2009 8:02:38 AM PDT · by FromLori · 149 replies · 3,332+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 7/21/09
    Henry Louis Gates Jr, America's most famous black scholar, has accused local police of racism after he was arrested while trying to break into his own home near Harvard University. According to a police report, officers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, were called to the house on Thursday afternoon after a woman said she had seen a man "wedging his shoulder into the front door as to pry the door open". According to police, an officer ordered the man to identify himself and Prof Gates refused. He allegedly began calling the officer a racist, repeatedly saying: "This is what happens to black...
  • Gitmo's 'Professor' linked to terrorism

    08/12/2007 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Enchante · 4 replies · 809+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 08/12/07 | BEN FOX
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - After more than five years, the Pentagon revealed why it is holding a Saudi nicknamed "the Professor" at Guantanamo Bay, saying he once lived with a Sept. 11 conspirator and received a stipend from Osama bin Laden. Shaker Aamer's lawyer denies the allegations, made after British Prime Minister Gordon Brown last week requested the release of the Saudi, who has been an unofficial leader among the detainees, and four other former residents of Britain. The Bush administration, which has been urging other nations to accept Guantanamo prisoners amid international pressure to close the military jail,...
  • Last Captured SLA Member is Released From Prison

    05/11/2009 12:28:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,326+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
    James William Kilgore, the last captured member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, was released on parole Sunday morning from a Northern California prison. Kilgore, 61, was arrested in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2002 after almost three decades on the run. He was one of five SLA members who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1975 death of Myrna Opsahl, a 42-year-old mother of four who was killed by a shotgun blast after she arrived at a suburban Sacramento bank. Kilgore apologized to Opsahl's family at his sentencing, saying he wished he could live that day over. He served...
  • Prof wanted in killings found dead in Ga. woods

    05/09/2009 5:06:26 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 30 replies · 1,449+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 5/9/2009 | Kate Brumback
    A professor wanted for killing his wife and two other people at a community theater two weeks ago was found dead in the north Georgia woods Saturday, his body covered in brush and dirt, officials said. Two guns were found with the body of marketing professor George Zinkhan, who vanished after the April 25 shootings near the University of Georgia, said Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin. The guns matched those described by witnesses to the shootings, though police did not say how they believe Zinkhan died. Authorities hoped to have a cause of death by the end of Saturday....
  • NYT Publishes Misleading Article About 'Pragmatic Views' of 'Law Professor' Obama

    05/03/2009 3:41:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 1,200+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 3, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you had read a newspaper article about Colonel Harlan Sanders which left the impression that he really held that rank in the military without mentioning that it was strictly an honorary title from the state of Kentucky, wouldn't you consider the story to be misleading? Well, that is pretty much what Jodi Kantor did in her New York Times story about "law professor" Barack Obama starting with the title, "As a Professor, Obama Held Pragmatic Views on the Court." Echoing the title is the first paragraph of her article which reinforces the "law professor" misconception: Many American presidents have...
  • UGA professor suspected in deadly Athens shooting

    04/25/2009 1:23:42 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 34 replies · 3,566+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 25, 2009 | MIKE MORRIS
    A manhunt is on in Athens for a University of Georgia professor accused of shooting and killing three people. Police are looking for George M. Zinkhan III, a professor in the Department of Marketing and Distribution. George M. Zinkhan Two blocks were secured in Athens after the shootings.He is a 57-year-old white male, last seen wearing a polo shirt and blue shorts, according to the UGA web site. He may be traveling in a red car. The shooting happened late this morning at or near the Athens Community Theatre off Prince Avenue near downtown. Clarke County coroner Sonny Wilson confirmed...
  • Professor sought after 3 shot dead near UGA

    04/25/2009 12:34:29 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 73 replies · 2,793+ views
    cnn ^ | 04/25/09 | cnn
    Police hunt University of Georgia professor in shooting deaths (CNN) -- Police are looking for a University of Georgia professor in the shooting deaths of three people on Saturday, authorities tell CNN. An alert on the UGA Web site says professor George Zinkhan is a suspect in an off-campus shooting. Sonny Wilson, Athens-Clarke County coroner, confirmed three people were dead, but couldn't provide identities. UGA is in Athens, but university spokesman Pete Konenkamp said the shootings did not happen on campus. Information about the shooting was disseminated through a campus-wide alert, which identified professor George Zinkhan as a shooting suspect....
  • Professor Called Police After Student Presentation

    02/28/2009 5:15:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 112 replies · 4,585+ views
    recorderonline.net ^ | 24 February, 2009 | admin
    For CCSU student John Wahlberg, a class presentation on campus violence turned into a confrontation with the campus police due to a complaint by the professor. On October 3, 2008, Wahlberg and two other classmates prepared to give an oral presentation for a Communication 140 class that was required to discuss a “relevant issue in the media”. Wahlberg and his group chose to discuss school violence due to recent events such as the Virginia Tech shootings that occurred in 2007. Shortly after his professor, Paula Anderson, filed a complaint with the CCSU Police against her student. During the presentation Wahlberg...
  • Kuwaiti Professor Fantasizes Of A Biological Attack On The White House (youtube)

    02/18/2009 7:29:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 590+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/18/09 | Memri
    Video of a Kuwaiti "Professor" waxing poetic on his love for humanity.
  • Ask God what your grade is (outrageous college professor)

    02/17/2009 7:45:12 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 955+ views
    catholic dot com ^ | 2-17-09 | Alliance Defense Fund
    “Ask God what your grade is” Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of LA City College student whose professor called him a “fascist bastard” for speaking against same-sex marriage in public speaking class News release from Alliance Defense Fund Feb. 12, 2009 LOS ANGELES -- Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund Center for Academic Freedom filed a lawsuit against officials of the Los Angeles Community College District on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The lawsuit comes after a professor censored and threatened to expel a student following a speech about marriage and...
  • What can I do with a radical liberal professor? (vanity)

    02/12/2009 6:31:46 AM PST · by VilniusLurker · 77 replies · 1,433+ views
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    Hello everyone. This is my first thread, a "vanity" thread but I am in need of some FReeper help.. I live in Eastern Europe and I am a student. This term we are going to have a course on U.S. foreign policy. Last week an American professor was introduced to us. The guy is quite famous but seems to be a radical liberal or even Marxist.. In his presentation speech he already said twice that "Bush is the worst and most incompetent President in American history", that he "stole the 2000 presidential election", that "there is no conservatism in America",...
  • France pursues 1980s terrorist now "respected" professor

    11/14/2008 12:34:27 AM PST · by idov · 10 replies · 859+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Nov. 14, 2008 | Josh Wingrove
    Until last year, Hassan Diab was leading the quiet life of a Canadian sociology professor. Prof. Diab was teaching at both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, was said to be a popular colleague and teacher. After leaving the violence of his native Lebanon and earning his doctorate in the United States, Prof. Diab, 54, received his Canadian citizenship and appeared to settle into Ottawa. There, friends said he was a secular man with an interest in sociology and Middle East studies, and was not without a warm side. "He has a great rapport with students," said Carleton professor...
  • Professor ousted after tearing down McCain yard signs

    11/04/2008 9:44:20 AM PST · by 50sDad · 38 replies · 2,897+ views
    www.politico.com ^ | 11/04/08 | Johnathan Harris
    The St. Olaf (Northfield, Minn.) professor who, in a well-read Huffington Post item, recounted tearing down McCain campaign signs has resigned. Per the Northfield News, it appears that Philip Busse was forced out. St. Olaf spokesman David Gonnerman issued the following statement Monday afternoon: "The St. Olaf College administration first learned of Phil Busse's self-admitted theft and destruction of campaign signs on the morning of Oct. 31 as a result of his posting on the Internet. "The St. Olaf administration immediately referred the matter to local law enforcement authorities and commenced an investigation of its own. "Mr. Busse has tendered...
  • Faculty votes disapproval of professor

    10/04/2008 10:24:54 PM PDT · by Lathspell · 12 replies · 1,014+ views
    Press Telegram ^ | 10/3/08 | Kevin Butler
    CSULB: Academic Senate distances itself from Kevin MacDonald's controversial works.LONG BEACH - The Cal State Long Beach Academic Senate has voted to disassociate itself from the writings of a controversial psychology professor who has been accused of having anti-Semitic and white ethnocentric views. "While the Academic Senate defends Dr. Kevin MacDonald's academic freedom and freedom of speech, as it does for all faculty, it firmly and unequivocally disassociates itself from the anti-Semitic and white ethnocentric views he has expressed," according to the resolution Thursday. Responding to the resolution, MacDonald, a tenured professor, said "everyone has ethnic interests." "This is an...
  • Ye-She-Va, University Is Rattled By Transgender Prof

    09/08/2008 1:38:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 596+ views
    ny post ^ | 09.08.08 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A Yeshiva University professor left two years ago as a man - and returned last week as a woman. Literature Professor Joy Ladin, formerly known as Jay Ladin, 47, showed up for her first day of school sporting pink lipstick, a tight purple shirt and a flirty black skirt. She cheerfully strutted through the doors of the Midtown campus' main building, where she oversees the writing center. Many at the Jewish university are horrified by the presence of the transgender professor. Some fear the news could cut alumni donations. Ladin and the school won't comment on the situation, but some...
  • Man with van load of ammunition shoots traffic light in Westwood, UCLA police say

    09/02/2008 9:20:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 269+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/2/08 | Jason Song
    A 52-year-old man was being held without bail on suspicion of shooting at a traffic light in Westwood and having more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition in his van and a storage locker late last week, UCLA police said Monday. Gene Bush allegedly began firing at a traffic light at Broxton and Le Conte avenues shortly before midnight Thursday. Campus police responding to the shooting reported that they found Bush on the sidewalk, empty-handed but wearing a holster. They said that when they ordered him, at gunpoint, to get on the ground, he responded: "Not until everyone else gets here."...
  • Man, 52, Arrested For Firing Shots Near UCLA (Nutcase)

    09/01/2008 4:10:36 PM PDT · by csvset · 25 replies · 535+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | Sep 1, 2008 | Staff
    WESTWOOD Police Friday arrested a 52-year-old homeless man they say fired several shots in the air near UCLA while making anti-government statements. The man, was reportedly was in possession of more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition, was being held Monday without bail, according to police.  UCLA Police Department officers responded to reports of a shooting at Broxton Avenue and Le Conte Place, the edge of the campus, about 11:50 p.m. Friday. Officer said they found Gene Carlton Bush wearing a holster and standing empty handed, said UCLA police Sgt. Baguiao. The officers ordered Bush to the ground at gunpoint, but he...
  • Jordanian Professor Advocates Suicide Terrorists Use Nuke Bombs

    05/16/2008 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 304+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 05/16/08 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) Jordanian University lecturer Ibrahim Alloush recommended on Al-Jazeera television this week that suicide bombers be equipped with small nuclear bombs. According to a transcript provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Dr. Alloush said, "Whoever managed to get a martyrdom-seeker into Dimona, should consider how to get martyrdom-seekers into Dimona and elsewhere armed with non-conventional explosives - and perhaps even small nuclear bombs," he stated. "We should think in this direction." Alloush lived for 13 years in the United States, earning graduate degrees at Ohio University and Oklahoma State University, where he earned a doctorate in economics....
  • The professor the anti-Semites love

    05/15/2008 10:26:37 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 102+ views
    Jewish Journal ^ | 2008-05-09 | Brad A. Greenberg
    Kevin MacDonald had just completed the first in a series of books that would come to define him. Awaiting feedback from his publisher 15 years ago, MacDonald sent his manuscript to a colleague in the psychology department at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). The feedback was not encouraging. "What troubles me most is that your criticism of Jews may be taken seriously by groups and individuals who both fear and hate Jews," Martin Fiebert wrote in a 12-point reply. "Your manuscript, unintentionally perhaps, reinforces the stereotype that all Jews, be they assimilated or not, are clannish, deceptive, and exploitive....
  • Tancredo Jokes He Wants To Be CU Professor

    05/14/2008 1:23:56 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 8 replies · 124+ views
    Republican congressman Tom Tancredo has fired off a wisecracking press release saying he wants to be a professor of conservative politics at the University of Colorado -- a school often criticized by conservatives as being too liberal. The outspoken opponent of illegal immigration is suggesting classes in "English Only 101" and "American Assimilation." He's also proposing a 20-foot-high fence around the border of the university's Boulder campus. Tancredo spokesman T.Q. Houlton said Wednesday Tancredo doesn't really want a job at CU when he retires from Congress in January. He's just poking fun at reports that CU wants to establish a...
  • Tancredo a prof at liberal CU? (University of Colorado)

    05/14/2008 9:04:06 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 2 replies · 94+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5-14-08 | Chris Barge,
    Give retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo a job at The Onion! The Littleton Republican got such a chuckle out of a Rocky story this morning about the University of Colorado's $9 million plan to bring high-profile political conservatives to teach on the left-leaning Boulder campus that he jokingly threw his hat in the ring. "I should be the clear favorite for the job," Tancredo said — tongue firmly in cheek — in a news release announcing he'd sent in his application. "Who doesn't want a slightly used Congressman, with a 98% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union, educating their...
  • Tenured Fresno State professor suspended for alleged remarks

    05/06/2008 4:11:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 262+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/08 | AP
    California State University, Fresno are investigating allegations by two students that a tenured professor threatened to bring a gun to class and start shooting. Meanwhile, the school has suspended 64-year-old Joe Parks, who has taught education at Fresno State for 10 years. A student said in a police report that during a discussion of a school shooting, Parks said he wished he could bring his gun to class and "shoot all of you." Parks denies making that statement during a teacher-preparation class in February, but concedes that he tends to be controversial in his remarks. Other students in the class...
  • History Professor Taps ‘Why We Serve’ Speakers to Substitute Teach

    03/12/2008 4:59:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 336+ views
    CINCINNATI, March 12, 2008 – Scores of students at the University of Cincinnati will be surprised today to find their history courses taught by servicemembers in uniform instead of their familiar tweed coat-clad professor. For the second consecutive semester, History Professor Tom Lorman will yield the lectern to participants of the Defense Department’s “Why We Serve” outreach program, which places military speakers before audiences at venues across the United States. “The speakers will provide the students insight into what makes a warrior a warrior,” said Lorman, whose accent reveals his English upbringing. “You can’t hear from warriors of past,...
  • "Noose" Professor Charged With Plagiarism

    02/21/2008 10:19:05 AM PST · by jdm · 21 replies · 194+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 21, 2008 | Staff
    (CBS/AP) A Columbia University professor whose colleagues found a noose hanging from her office doorway has plagiarized the work of others, the school says. Madonna G. Constantine denies the finding and says the accusation is racially motivated. The university's Teachers College announced Wednesday it had imposed "serious sanctions" against Constantine following a lengthy investigation it said uncovered "numerous instances in which she used others' work without attribution in papers she published in academic journals over the past five years." Constantine's lawyer, Paul J. Giacomo Jr., said his client could prove her innocence and called the school's investigation "extremely underhanded from the...
  • Brandeis professor under fire for description of racial epithet

    02/03/2008 1:34:05 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 36 replies · 455+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 24, 2008 | Mark Pratt
    BOSTON—A longtime Brandeis University professor says he has been the victim of "vindictive persecution" by school administrators after he was found in violation of the university's nondiscrimination policy for describing a racist word in one of his classes. Politics professor Donald Hindley, who has taught at the Waltham school for 47 years, had a monitor placed in his classroom and was asked to undergo sensitivity training after he told students in his Latin American politics class last semester that Mexican migrants are sometimes referred to pejoratively as "wetbacks," according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which is aiding...
  • Sex and the MLA

    01/11/2008 10:46:24 AM PST · by bs9021 · 28 replies · 961+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 11, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Sex and the MLA by: Bethany Stotts, January 11, 2008 Chicago, Ill— It seems like some professors simply can’t get their mind off sexuality and have allowed this fixation to the color their professional work. A teacher of Lesbian Bisexual Gay Transgender Queer (LBGTQ) studies at Santa Clara University, Professor Linda Garber asserts that she had, as an untenured professor, been nervous about teaching sex in class “and I decided, well, maybe for just a few years I could teach sexuality not sex.” She added “It didn’t work that way, partly because you find that it’s so normalized you forget;...