Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Remember the Johnstown Flood

Of crap. The Johnstown (PA) Tribune-Democrat:
A controversial professor who equated 9/11 victims with Nazis has been invited to speak at IUP.
That's the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. You figure it out.
[Disgusting Gutmanesque ex-professor Ward] Churchill will appear as part of “Six O’clock Series: Fourteen Threats to Academic Freedom.” The event, which begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the university’s Eberly Auditorium, will open with a speech by Cary Nelson, president of the American Association of University Professors. Churchill will be part of a symposium following the lecture at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
No doubt. And no explanation of the other 13 threats. But hey, Cary fuckin' Nelson, man.
Michelle Fryling, director of media relations at IUP, defended the decision and said an English professor organized the event.
Oh, well, an English professor.
“While the university would not necessarily agree with every speaker’s point of view or perspective, we believe in a civil exchange of ideas and the opportunity to express all sorts of ideas,” Fryling said.
Never heard that one before.
“This is what a university is about. An exchange of ideas. We don’t have to agree ... but the mission of a university is to promote dialogue.”
If one weren't me, one might begin to despair. One takes heart however, from the fact that Chutch is reduced to participating on a panel at (The) Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

What do you get from that, Wart? Carton of cigs?

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