Columbia whitewash

Predictably, as night follows day, the ad hoc faculty committee appointed by Columbia University President Lee Bollinger to examine the behavior of several Columbia faculty towards Israeli or pro—Israel students has concluded that little or nothing of concern occurred.  Rather, given the opportunity to produce a report that is sure to receive widespread publicity, the faculty committee concluded that the more disturbing problem is found elsewhere — with pro—Israel students disrupting lectures on Middle Eastern studies, and some faculty members feeling that they were spied on.  So the real problem at Columbia is not anti—Semitism, biased and untruthful teaching, or harassment of pro—Israel students, but pro—Israel troublemakers. Wouldn't you know. College politics is big news these days, from the University of Colorado's consideration of Ward Churchill's public statements and 'original scholarship,' to the Harvard Arts and Sciences...(Read Full Article)

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