April 10, 2003

Chronicle of Higher Education interviews "the most hated professor in America"

"If you call Columbia University's main switchboard and ask for Nicholas De
Genova," writes Thomas Bartlett, "you will not be connected to his office. Instead, you will hear a recording of a statement by the university's president, Lee C. Bollinger, saying he is 'appalled' by the anthropology professor's 'outrageous comments.'"

Bartlett interviewed De Genova for the Chronicle of Higher Education. De Genova apparently answered all but one of the questions posed to him: he wouldn't comment on whether he thought the controversy over his "million Mogadishus" comment would weaken his chances at tenure. You can read the interview here.

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at April 10, 2003 09:16 PM

The hypocrisy found in the "Ivory Towers" is maddening. A student at CalPoly, Steve Hinkle, is fighting to save his academic life because he posted a flyer. An untenured professor, Niclolas De Genova, can inspire death of Americans though his "million Mogadishus" comment and he is able to return to academia. All bets are on that he will receive tenure.

Yeah right, academia really supports free speech!

The "Ivory Towers" are actually the thought-police we have all been hearing about.

Disgusting hypocrisy!

Posted by: Susan at July 19, 2003 08:31 AM