Comments on: Baa Ram U. fails to distinguish between the victims of mass-murder and mass-murderers; suspends email account of professor for historical analogy http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: “Run around out there, kids.” : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910954 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:24:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910954 […] I agree.  Let’s review: […]

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910824 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:54:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910824 ProfSweddy, you’re exactly right. I guess the question is whether or not CSU’s governing board is willing to let CSU-P look like a rinky-dink kind of place, or like a real university. From what they’re doing w/r/t the “South Metro” campus, it’s hard for me to predict which way they’ll go. Do they see their competition as Kaplan or Phoenix, in which case firing tenured professors is the way to protect their rinky-dink brand? Or do they see their peer universities as KU, Michigan State, etc. (the unis we’re always told are our peer unis up at CSU-FC)?

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By: ProfSweddy http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910805 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:15:57 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910805 Oh, Colorado. It doesn’t make me feel any better that these kind of administrative decisions are made on both sides of the mountains. I wouldn’t be surprised if CSU-Pueblo took further actions to try to get a tenured professor fired. These administrative horrors have been creeping into less visible community colleges and small-time colleges (ahem, I mean _universities_ at least in name). We are the practice campuses, and bigger-time unis can learn from the administrators like mine.

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By: Mazel http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910569 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:27:49 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910569 Yep, total horseshit, dumped on Friday’s pile while it was still steaming.

Clicking around this evening to bring myself up to speed on this particular pile of horseshit, in particular to understand just what this “CSU-Denver South” thingie is, I came across a CSU press release that says this:

“The CSU-South Metro project is part of a strategic effort to showcase a new model for higher education that caters to both students and the business community.”

Higher education that caters to the business community.

Fuck I’m depressed.

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By: sophylou http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910567 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:21:04 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910567 How do we teach students to read and write and search for/evaluate thoughtfully and critically when a university’s decision-makers seem to be unable to do so?

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By: History Maven http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910546 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 02:09:12 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910546 Hope McGettigan’s students send their email messages to Di Mare or to Martin with a request to forward their messages to him. Oh, wait…. can’t hit “send.”

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910470 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:29:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910470 I don’t think he needs a mifi–I’m sure he’s got internet at home and can find it at a local cafe for his office hours if he needs it. The real issue is that his email is just one part of his “e-id,” which is crucial for all kinds of university services from changing your benefits plan to using the library. I’m guessing that access to the university’s services that support teaching, like the library website (access to e-reserve, subscription journals, etc.), Blackboard (although I don’t know if he’s compelled to use it–I can teach without it just fine) is what’s at stake.

It’s like the flashback scenes in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, in which the protagonist recounts the beginning of the right-wing religious takeover of her country: first they cut off women’s access to their own money via ATM.

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By: koshembos http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910458 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:43:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910458 Academic Guantanamo pops up as the solution/punishment of choice by the big dogs of institutions. Should we be surprised? Not in my opinion, it’s the sign of the times.

We confuse research ability, most dogs were researchers, with common sense and decency. Many of the dogs are downright stupid and evil. That’s is the reason they are dogs.

They’ll continue as long as we let them. In the long run, we have the soldiers.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910449 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:32:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910449 This is so crazy. Tim is (if I read correctly) a tenured professor. If they decide to begin proceedings to fire him, they will look like total fools.

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By: Lance http://www.historiann.com/2014/01/21/baa-ram-u-fails-to-distinguish-between-the-victims-of-mass-murder-and-mass-murderers-suspends-email-account-of-professor-for-historical-analogy/comment-page-1/#comment-1910409 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:22:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=22278#comment-1910409 We should do a kickstarter campaign to buy him a mifi.

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