Thursday, September 06, 2007

Norman Finkelstein Resigns From DePaul After Tenure Dispute

And in academic news, professor Norman Finkelstein has resigned from DePaul University after the two sides agreed on a private settlement. The deal was announced Wednesday just before a scheduled protest against the school's decision to deny Finkelstein tenure and to cancel his classes this semester. Finkelstein spoke before a crowd of about 125 supporters wearing t-shirts that read "We are all Professor Finkelstein."

As part of the settlement DePaul issued a statement that described Finkelstein as a "prolific scholar and an outstanding teacher." Finkelstein has said DePaul's decision to deny him tenure was a result of political opposition to his speaking out about the Israel-Palestine conflict. For years Finkelstein has been one of the most prominent critics of the Israeli government in American academia. On Wednesday, MIT professor Noam Chomsky said: "The whole affair was an utter outrage, a cowardly attack on academic freedom."

Ha ha ha ha ha

Little Nazi Normie got canned!

Today DePaul, tomorrow Iran!

Let him go off with hi sswastika and play with his neo-nazi friends!
Give the computer back to your mommy now, sweetie.
It is impossible to respond to such lunacy. Akin to calling MLK a Klan sympathizer who got what was coming. The best thing we can do is make sure our libraries carry Finkelstein's books,that we go to his speaking engagements, encourage, somehow, another college to hire him, and so forth. (My hunch is that he will get a job in Canada, ala Gabriel Kolko.)

Another thing: as far as I know, there is only one "sweetie" posting here.
--The best thing we can do is make sure our libraries carry Finkelstein's books--

Hells YES...

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