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*Arthur Butz, professor of electrical engineering at [[Northwestern University]], is a prominent [[Holocaust denial|Holocaust denier]].  His most infamous book is ''The Hoax of the Twentieth Century'', one of the first major works of Holocaust denial written in [[English]].<ref>''[http://www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/butz.asp?LEARN_Cat=Extremism&LEARN_SubCat=Extremism_in_America&xpicked=2&item=butz Arthur Butz]'' Extremism in America. [[ADL]]</ref>
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*A Texas Southern University professor is being investigated for allegedly plagiarizing his grant proposal [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6085039.html]
 
*A Texas Southern University professor is being investigated for allegedly plagiarizing his grant proposal [http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6085039.html]
  

Revision as of 19:25, 30 November 2008

Professor values refer to the common value system embraced by a large percentage of professors, just as Hollywood values refers to the common value system of many in Hollywood and the entertainment industry. Professor values are currently one of the most prevalent forms of Liberal indoctrination.

An extremely high percentage of professors disagree with conservative principles.[1] Professors' common value system typically includes atheism, censorship, socialism, unjustified claims of expertise and knowledge (for example, the dogmatic promotion of the theory of evolution,[2] liberаl beliefs, liberal grading, liberal bias,[3] anti-patriotism, lack of productivity, bullying or discouraging conservative students (for example, homeschoolers),[4][5] and promotion of sexual immorality.[6][7] In a Zogby poll, 58% of Americans said that the bias of professors is a serious problem, while 39% said it is a "very serious" problem.[8] The survey demonstrated further that "an overwhelming majority also believe that job security for college professors leaves them less motivated to do a good job than those professors who do not enjoy a tenured status - 65% said they believe non-tenured professors are more motivated to do a good job in the classroom."[8] One study in 2008 found that "Texas university professors overwhelmingly favor Democratic candidates in their campaign contributions."[9]

Professors sometimes engage in wrongdoing while completing research. "About 1,000 potential incidents of fabrication, falsification or plagiarism in scientific research go unreported every year, according to a survey that suggests such misconduct is far more prevalent than suspected. ... 22 percent was by a professor or senior scientist."[10]

Faculty boards have been known to (on multiple occasions) block the granting of a tenured professorship to candidates for tenure who:

For example, professors at Washington University wore white armbands to protest an award of an honorary degree to Phyllis Schlafly, a noted conservative, in an act of political partisanship and utter unprofessionality.[12] At the University of Chicago, more than one hundred professors signed a letter to protest a proposal to honor conservative-leaning Nobel Prize-winning colleague Milton Friedman.[13]

Politicians are routinely given high-ranking academic positions. Examples include:

Crimes and Alleged Crimes by Professors

  • The head of the Economics Department at Bard College, 54-year-old Professor Kristie Feder, was arrested on drug charges on November 14, 2008 "after State Police found 16 marijuana plants growing in her home ... ranging in size from eighteen inches to seven feet."[17]
  • Sociology professor Hassan Diab arrested for his involvement in the 1980 bombing of a synagogue which killed four. [18]
  • "A college professor accused of intercepting the e-mail of a student with whom he had an affair has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Stephan Grzeskowiak, 34, entered the plea .... A federal grand jury has indicted the former assistant professor of marketing ... on five counts of intercepting electronic communications and one count of computer fraud. He is accused of intercepting e-mails and instant messages on a computer used by the woman in May 2007."[19]
  • "Vanderbilt University professor James J. Lang was arrested Friday evening in Fairview on a charge of receipt of child pornography."[20]
  • Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor Jeffrey Hunker, 51, "was charged with drunken driving three times in eight days" in August 2008 and, as a result, prosecutors asked the judge to imprison him. He had worked in the Clinton Administration and was driving his new BMW when stopped for the third time.[21]
  • University of Iowa political science professor "Arthur H. Miller, 66, has been accused of demanding sexual favors from students in exchange for better grades .... He was arrested on four counts of bribery, a class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison ...."[22] After being released without bail, Miller then disappeared and police wasted thousands of dollars looking for him.[23] Later his body was found in a park. "He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound."[24]
  • Arkansas Tech University chemistry professor Albert Snow, 33 years old, was sentenced to 10 years in jail "on a charge he stalked a person he believed was a teenage girl on the Internet." "Snow was arrested in January 2007 after showing up at a Russellville apartment complex where police say he expected to meet a 15-year-old girl."[25]
  • At Northern Kentucky University, language and literature professor Sally Jacobsen incited some of her students to vandalize a pro-life display by Northern Right to Life, the campus pro-life group. Jacobsen herself also participated in the vandalism, which involved destroying rows of white crosses symbolizing the graves of aborted children. Jacobsen justified the vandalism as free speech, stating, "I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to." Jacobsen was unrepentant until given the choice of facing criminal charges of theft, criminal mischief and criminal solicitation or apologizing. Jacobsen chose the latter and also paid Northern Right to Life for damage to the display. Jacobsen was suspended by the university and subsequently retired.[26]
  • College of New Jersey adjunct professor of engineering Bruce R. McKenna, 43, "surrendered to authorities after allegedly having sexually explicit conversations with an undercover officer posing as a teenage girl." He was "charged with six counts of attempting to endanger the welfare of a child, six counts of attempted sexual contact, sexual assault and attempted luring. ... Before McKenna was arrested, the situation escalated to the point where the professor was allegedly trying to meet with a 13-year-old girl."[6]
  • "A South Korean court Monday sentenced a former university art professor to 18 months in jail for forging her US degree certificates, officials said. The Seoul District Criminal Court found Shin Jeong-Ah guilty of forging undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Kansas and Yale University to secure a job at Seoul's Dongguk university."[27]
  • Villanova University professor Edward R. Ritter was arrested on March 21, 2008, and charged with selling marijuana to undercover police officers, and a subsequent search of his home uncovered 19 bags of marijuana.[28]
  • Kansas State University English professor Thomas Murray was a popular teacher, but he was convicted of murdering his ex-wife with 17 stab wounds and blunt trauma to her head. She "was found dead in her bedroom atop a dresser."[29] Professor Murray had written several books, including "The Language of Sadomasochism."[29] He did not testify in his defense and spoke only at sentencing, where he called the state's case a "fairy tale."[30]
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Anatomy associate professor Peter Alan Rogers, 59, was arrested on Apr. 21, 2008 on a charge of possession of child pornography on a school laptop computer.[31]
  • Shortly after the end of the school year and his contract, Marshall University Psychiatry associate professor John M. Adams burglarized and murdered Bobby Burns on July 2, 2003, and then kidnapped two women and forced them to drive him across the Ohio River.[32]
  • University of South Florida professor Sami al-Arian pled guilty to "aiding a terrorist group" and was "sentenced to 57 months in prison."[33][34] He then "spent more than a year in civil contempt after refusing to appear before two grand juries investigating Islamic charities in Northern Virginia."[33]
  • Claremont McKenna College visiting professor Kerri Dunn was sentenced to a year in state prison after she was found guilty of staging a phony hate crime, in which she "spray-painted her car with racist and anti-Semitic slurs and then reported a hate crime on campus."[35]
  • University of Hawaii professor Marc Fossorier was arrested and later convicted and sentenced to one year in jail for attempting a sex crime with a girl apparently only 15 years old.[36]
  • A New Jersey Cumberland County College professor "was arrested on charges of harassment, trespassing and stalking."[37]
  • University of Central Florida political science professor Michael Shawn Reichert was arrested for having "a stash of more than 100 child pornography pictures on his work computer," "plus three pornographic movies."[38]
  • University of Wisconsin adjunct professor Victor M. Zamudio-Taylor resigned after being charged with viewing child-pornography in a campus computer laboratory.[39]
  • Concordia University professor Valery Fabrikant shot and killed four other professors in 1992. [40]
  • A British university professor was jailed for ten months for plotting to defraud a hospital trust. [41]
  • Professor Daniel Storm, of the University of Washington, flushed 4 liters of the flammable solvent ethyl ether down the sink, rather than pay the safe disposal fees. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Oesterle said that his using an axe to open the containers was particularly dangerous because a spark could easily have ignited the ether. [42]
  • An Associate Professor at Youngstown State University was locked up and fined $50 after baring his buttocks in front of children at a county fair. [43]
  • Philosophy professor Abimael Guzman of the National University of San Cristobal de Huamanga in Peru founded the bloodthirsty Shining Path organization, one of the most violent terrorist groups of recent decades.
  • A childcare lecturer at Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, was convicted of sexual assault while on a trip to Amsterdam. Despite this, AIT let him keep his job - until the crime was exposed in the local media.[44]
  • A lecturer in sexual health at the University College of Medicine, Cardiff, United Kingdom was fined £3,000 for child pornography offenses. [45]
  • Professor Antonio Lasagna of the ultra-liberal Yale university was convicted of child pornography and of molesting a child. The crimes were committed on campus.[46]
  • University of Tennessee Physics professor, J. Reece Roth has been found guilty of passing U.S. Air Force secrets to China and Iran. Jury concluded he was guilty on 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and violating the Arms Export Control Act. [47]

Immoral, Unethical, or Bizarre Behavior

  • A Texas Southern University professor is being investigated for allegedly plagiarizing his grant proposal [7]
  • The President of the University of Texas-Pan American is under investigation after allegations that she plagiarized her 1974 dissertation [49].
  • An Iowa community college president resigned after publication of a photo that appeared to show him pouring beer into a young woman's mouth. But the school's board of trustees approved a severance package that officials said was valued at about $400,000 plus benefits.[50]
  • A Kansas university professor, Fort Hays State University debate coach William Shanahan, "is under fire after a video showing him mooning a room full of students and faculty during a heated debate found its way onto YouTube." He "is shown on the video in a profane, in-your-face argument with his counterpart from the University of Pittsburgh ...."Kansas Professor in Trouble for Mooning Incident
  • Emory University History Professor of History Michael Bellesiles, a gun control advocate, wrote a book entitled Arming America, The Origins of a National Gun Culture (2000). Gary Wills gave it a glowing review in The New York Times, but admitted later that "I was took. The book is a fraud."[51] Bellesiles resigned from his position as Professor of History when an independent committee of scholars examined his work and concluded that "his scholarly integrity is seriously in question."[52]
  • According to one columnist, 88 Duke professors -- more than 10 percent of the Duke professorial faculty - endorsed and published an advertisement hurtful to students who had been wrongly accused of rape during a lacrosse team party, which "helped create the lynch-mob atmosphere."[53]
  • When student Rebecca Beach circulated an email at Warren Community College in New Jersey disclosing that decorated Iraq war hero Lt. Col. Scott Rutter would be visiting, English professor John Daly replied: "Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors."[54]
  • Ward Churchill was fired from the University of Colorado for fabricating his research and for plagiarizing the work of others.
  • Richard Lenski of Michigan State University was rude and demeaning when replying to a member of the public who asked about his research.
  • When challenged to provide data, professors who support evolution evade the question [8]
  • Madonna Constantine, a Columbia University professor claimed she was the victim of racism in the fall of 2007 when a noose was found on her office door. Now she has been fired for plagiarizing the work of other professors and even her own students! [9]
  • Vulgar and viciously bigoted anti-religion (mainly Christianity) University of Minnesota Morris professor and blogger PZ Myers recently raised the hackles of Catholics by stating his desire to desecrate a Holy Communion wafer (viewed by Catholics as the Body of Christ).[55] The resultant outcry from Catholics resulted in the university removing all links to Myers' blog from their website.[56]
  • 3,200 educators, most of them professors, have signed a letter supporting unrepentant domestic terrorist and fellow professor William Ayers. They claim Ayers bombing of the Pentagon and other government buildings, his direct involvement in at least three deaths, were just "history." Notable signers include Professor Rashid Khalidi (No. 5), known for his call to destroy Israel and former professor Ward Churchill (No. 814), claiming the 9/11 victims were Nazis. George Leef, director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, Raleigh, N.C., said, "History should be important to teachers." [57]
  • Professors engage in grade inflation, giving their students artificially high grades—whether they deserve them or not. In addition, classes have been dumbed down at most universities and require much less work than previously.

References

  1. "90 percent of United States professors called themselves liberal or moderate .[1]
  2. For example, a $100,000 "environmental" prize was awarded for work on a politically correct "theory of convergent evolution." [2]
  3. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2005/08/26/johnson
  4. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/21/AR2008032101451.html
  5. http://www.studentsforacademicfreedom.org/news/488/NCliberalbiasagnstcons060104.htm
  6. http://www.academia.org/campus_reports/2001/oct_2001_4.html
  7. http://www.academia.org/campus_reports/1998/october_1998_1.html
  8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1334
  9. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5753471.html
  10. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601124&sid=aYFanemP24yM&refer=home
  11. "As reported last week, two members of the department that denied tenure to astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez at Iowa State University (ISU) have publicly admitted that Gonzalez's work on intelligent design played a role in his denial of tenure." [3]
  12. http://publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1279565&sectionID=1
  13. http://bourdaghs.com/blog.html?p=484
  14. Beginning early in 2001, "Gore will be [at UCLA] to develop a new curriculum for family-centered community building, a multidisciplinary approach that brings together authorities from such fields as education, business and public policy to work on problems that ail our society and affect our children. ... He also will be teaching at three other universities - Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro and Fisk University in Nashville - in addition to his teaching and research work at UCLA." [4]
  15. Downer is so pro-abortion that, as Foreign Minister of Australia, he "asked for a review of the government's ban on funding for abortion services in other countries."[5]
  16. Blair was given a prestigious visiting lectureship.
  17. http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/arrested_1258699___article.html/charges_professor.html
  18. http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081113/diab_arrest_081113/20081113?hub=TopStories
  19. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-wi-professor-hacking,0,2077856.story
  20. http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080913/NEWS03/809130338/1017/news01
  21. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,412801,00.html
  22. http://iowaindependent.com/3876/ui-mired-in-another-sex-scandal
  23. http://www.gazetteonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080822/NEWS/27671323/0/FRONTPAGE
  24. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080826/NEWS/80826009/-1/LIFE04
  25. http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=8803789
  26. http://www.lifenews.com/state3207.html
  27. http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jCfPQ1_mqM2VaXzQUSy-mXwQIvXQ
  28. http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/20080322_Villanova_professor_arrested_on_drug_charges.html
  29. 29.0 29.1 http://www.courttv.com/trials/murray/backgrounder_ctv.html
  30. http://www.kansaspublicradio.org/newsstory.php?itemID=5892
  31. http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/2008/04/24/professor_0425.html
  32. http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/07/29/loc_ohprofessor29.html
  33. 33.0 33.1 http://www.nysun.com/article/72228
  34. http://www.mysuncoast.com/Global/story.asp?S=7961089&nav=menu577_2_1
  35. http://www.knbc.com/education/3998600/detail.html
  36. http://kgmb9.com/main/content/view/4582/40/
  37. http://www.thedailyjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080305/NEWS01/80305019/1002
  38. http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_local_orlandocrime/2007/07/ucf-professor-a.html
  39. http://badgerherald.com/news/2002/03/19/uwmilwaukee_professo.php
  40. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2008/01/25/qc-valeryfabrikant0125.html
  41. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20010626/ai_n14398964
  42. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003607035_uwprof08m0.html
  43. http://www.thejambar.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=38283b71-1223-4e85-929f-ba0f932d5366
  44. http://www.breakingnews.ie/archives/2008/0415/ireland/mhojqlidcwid/
  45. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/1497151.stm
  46. http://www.yaleherald.com/article.php?Article=359
  47. Tenn. Professor Guilty of Passing Military Secrets AP, September 3, 2008
  48. Arthur Butz Extremism in America. ADL
  49. http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jigNGLtg9PtFNelXVdVdNFVfb48wD943SDH03
  50. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,413101,00.html
  51. Jonah Goldberg, Reports of the 2nd Amendment's death have been greatly exaggerated ... Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Apr. 8, 2007.
  52. http://hnn.us/articles/1069.html
  53. http://www.nypost.com/seven/03232007/postopinion/opedcolumnists/duke__who_wont_pay_opedcolumnists_john_podhoretz.htm
  54. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47461
  55. http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1459
  56. http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1460
  57. More Than 3,000 Academics Sign Pro-Ayers Petition Fox News, October 22, 2008

Sources

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Liberal-education.com A user created list of professors with liberal bias, highlighting examples of liberal bias in the classroom.