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professor with ayn rand beliefs denied tenure

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jash, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. jash

    jash Monkey+++

    Read this in the chronicle of higher education. A professor was denied tenure based on his belief in objectivism. It hardly showed up in his work, and the exscuses from the college all sound lame. Penn & Teller's B.S. episode on College nicely back this up.

  2. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    The academics only believe in free speech if your opinion matches theirs.
    I never heard of Ashcan university????
  3. jash

    jash Monkey+++

    Ashland is in Ohio, small private college. The book "Shadown University" is a great book on the abridgement of free speech on college campuses due to political correctness. It should send chills down every academics spine, but you are right-if your opinion doesn't match yours it doesn't work. I work for a university and it amazes me how worried you have to be around everyone. There is no such thing as honest discourse because you constantly have to worry about hurting someone's feelings. And with the level of entitlement that students (and faculty) feel now, it is just unreal. Parents still try to do their kids homework (in college) and will come into the campus library to get help. Crazy.
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Never associated Ayn Rand with that kind of sentiment... better make anther attempt at "Atlas Shrugged"...
  5. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Ayn Rand
  6. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    -- Ayn Rand, "America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business," <CITE>Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal</CITE>
  7. jash

    jash Monkey+++

    I haven't read ayn rand for years, but there is an institute that gives grants to professors to study "objectivism" and to pay for visiting professors at universities. I don't believe that they are very welcomed on most campus' from what I have read. Here is their website:

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