From the UCLA Faculty Association blog:
It's hard to read the following item from Inside Higher Ed about goings on at Northwestern U without thinking about the timing: [excerpt]
Morton Schapiro, president of Northwestern University, has written to United Airlines, urging the airline to apologize for the way a flight attendant treated the university's Muslim chaplain, The Chicago Tribune reported. In a case that has attracted much anger on social media, a flight attendant declined to give the chaplain an unopened can of Diet Coke, saying that unopened cans could be used as a weapon...
Full story at https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2015/06/03/northwestern-president-united-should-apologize
Is this the same Northwestern U calling for someone else to apologize for bad behavior that recently dismissed the case against Prof. Laura Kipnis without an apology?
If you haven't heard of the Kipnis case - about which we have blogged - see the links below:
http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2015/05/cautionary-tale.html and http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-cautionary-tale-follow-up.html
So I think Northwestern University owes Professor Kipnis an apology for the original kangaroo court it put her through and an apology for caring more about somebody who got denied a soft drink than somebody who got denied due process.
Sadly, while it's Northwestern that's making an institutional ass of itself these days, I suspect the same things would have happened at 99% of higher ed institutions.
The SJW Crusade Against Laura Kipnis http://t.co/Wz3lj9PtNz It's not just science fiction anymore. SJWs declare war on academic freedom.— Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) June 3, 2015
I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me http://t.co/sVK88Xyfih Imagine what us conservative professors think.— Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) June 3, 2015