Shocker: Professor Who Nixed An Honorary Degree For Obama Getting Death Threats

Faculty and staff at ASU have taken a lot of heat over this issue. Laurie Chassin co-chairs the ASU Honorary Degree Committee along with Christine Wilkinson, but she is on sabbatical this year and is not involved in this year’s evaluations. According to a source within the administration, she reportedly received death threats after this story hit national news on Thursday. An ASU spokesperson said they started receiving hate-email within minutes after the story was published on Huffington Post. Crow’s office was barraged with so many calls that many went straight to voice mail.
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ASU, which had invited Barack Obama to deliver a commencement address, decided not to give The One an honorary degree concluding that he hadn’t accomplished enough to warrant one.  After the left (including most of the media) threw a fit about the decision, the university began to buckle.
But apparently the left isn’t done with ASU just yet.  Now a professor who co-chairs the board that originally nixed the honorary degree (but wasn’t actually in on that decision as she’s currently on sabbatical) is getting death threats.
Just another moment of unity and “new politics” brought to you by Barack Obama and his supporters.
Nice.
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Illegals Registering Voters

Of course, its happening in the area around the Communist Democratic People’s Republic of San Francisco:

Buoyed by Super Tuesday’s record Latino voter turnout, a San Jose State University student group — made up of both legal and illegal residents — is planning a widespread, grass-roots campaign to register voters, especially those who can speak for them at the polls.

“I don’t need to live in the shadows anymore,” said Ruiz, a 24-year-old San Jose State student whose mother brought him from Mexico on a tourist visa when he was a child.

Live in the shadows?  Since when does anybody in California actually have to worry about living in the shadows.  Brought here illegally as a child?  Not a problem.  You can attend a state university (wonder if he’s getting instate tuition rates?  not even a bet – I’m sure he is), you can register people to vote, you can give an interview to a local newspaper.  No one will even come check on your illegal butt.

  It’s unknown how many illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition in California, officials said, because the information isn’t tracked to protect students’ privacy.

Because of their status, the students are not eligible for financial aid, and most must earn tuition — more than $2,000 a semester — on their own.

Ruiz and Cardenas don’t hold their status against their parents, saying their time in the United States has given them opportunities they wouldn’t have had in Mexico.

“You can’t just live in a place and not became a part of it,” Ruiz said. “If I were still in Mexico, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”

Just another example of Mexico dumping its problems on the US.  Otherwise they might have to actually fix their own third-world toilet of a country so they don’t export their own citizens.  But little chance of that happening any time soon.  All our Presidential candidates just want to either turn their backs or actually beckon them to come.

Dhimmi of the Year – 2008 Nomination

It is early for the nominations to come in, but this just has to be noted.And why in the world would a member of the delegation request anonymity? Aren’t these people proud to go over to this state of supporter of terrorism and murder and prostrate themselves in front of this little thug?
clipped from www.mehrnews.ir
NEW YORK (MNA) – An academic delegation of Columbia University professors and deans of faculties plans to visit Tehran to officially apologize to Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
The delegation plans to express regret for the insulting remarks Columbia University President Lee Bollinger directed at Ahmadinejad on September 24 in his introductory speech, the Mehr News Agency correspondent in New York reported.
Since the incident, the deans and professors from the faculties of history, anthropology, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, and Islamic studies have criticized Bollinger’s behavior toward Ahmadinejad.
A member of the delegation, who requested anonymity, said the main goal of the visit is to meet the Iranian president and officially apologize to him.
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Venezuelan President Threatens to Nationalize Universities

Here’s a thought – why don’t we just swap with him? Send all our university profs down there and bring theirs up here. He would get socialist, communist, gender neutral pinkos, and we might get someone who would actually teach our young skulls full of mush the threats to liberty posed by jerks like Chavez and Castro and Kim Jung Small, etc.

clipped from chronicle.com
Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s president, has threatened to nationalize any educational institution that does not adopt his socialist government’s new curriculum.
“All of the schools in the nation must apply this curriculum,” Mr. Chavez said this week during his regular call-in show, Hello, President. “Any school which does not comply — to be nationalized! Any university which does not comply — to be nationalized!”
Mr. Chavez has said that the nation’s educational system should promote socialist, anticapitalist values and that a new curriculum would replace “colonial, Eurocentric ideological education.” That curriculum was supposed to be instituted in elementary and secondary schools last month, but its details have not yet been released.

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