Turning Down The Terrorist Emeritus

Editorial
Investor’s Business Daily
9/24/2010

University of Illinois trustees rejected Thursday a request from retired radical education professor William Ayers for emeritus status. AP photo.

Academia: In an era when our universities have become liberal re-education camps, ’60s radical William Ayers has been denied professor emeritus status. For one brief instance, academia shows a spine.

It was, no pun intended, a bombshell. Ayers, a professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and co-founder of the anti-war group Weather Underground, was denied the honor he requested for himself after a passionate speech by board chairman Chris Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy.

Kennedy said he could not confer the title “to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father.” Kennedy referred to a 1974 book co-authored by Ayers, “Prairie Fire,” that was dedicated to, among others, RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan and “all political prisoners in the U.S.”

The article continues at IBD.

Update: From Founding Bloggers, MSM Run Interference For “Non-Fatal” Bomber Ayers, and Obama’s Domestic Terrorist Fundraiser, Bill Ayers, Denied Library Card – Emeritus Status

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