At Hamilton College--an elite liberal arts institution in Clinton, N.Y.--you can take courses in Roman civilization, Shakespeare and the "Emergence of Modern Western Europe, 1500-1815." All well and good. You can also take something called "Resistance Memoirs: Writing, Identity and Change." That last course--a month-long, half-credit seminar--is scheduled to begin next month. Its teacher is Susan Rosenberg, formerly of the Weather Underground.
Remember the Weather Underground? Its self-described revolutionaries, mostly middle-class, dedicated themselves to supporting radical black causes and tearing apart American society in the 1970s and early 1980s. In 1970, they blew up a townhouse when a bomb detonated prematurely and killed a few of their troops. Kathy Boudin, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and other high-profile members of the group spent the next decade or so running from the police and, some of them, continuing to pursue careers in criminal violence.
>>>which would prohibit professors from "persistently discussing controversial issues in class
What the fuck else are they going to discuss? That 2+2=4?
I have just finished a Business Law unit.
The lecturer would constantly drop completely irrelevant comments into his lecture such as how badly we treat refugees, and that if Australia had a constitution like America then this sort of...
Business Law, moron. Want me to spell it out for you?
posted by uncanny hengeman at 2:12 AM CET on February 16
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