And professors wonder why everyone thinks Academia is so liberal:
Columbia University will offer a new course for upperclassmen and grad students next semester. An Occupy Wall Street class will send students into the field and will be taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, a veteran of the Occupy movement.
The course begins next semester and will be divided between class work at Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus and fieldwork that will require students to become involved with the Occupy movement outside of the classroom.
The course will be called “Occupy the Field: Global Finance, Inequality, Social Movement” it will be run by the anthropology department.
Let’s be clear. This is beyond he usual course in PC nonsense that tends to litter liberal arts curricula. This is a person involved in the Occupy movement seeking to use her position to continue and expand her involvement and recruit students to the cause. What the heck is Dr. Appel being paid for? It sure as hell doesn’t appear to be teaching. I’m reminded of when my sister was given extra credit in class or marching in protests for hirer teacher pay. And I guarantee you that a conservative professor running a course on the Tea Party would not be allowed.
Columbia is a private university so they’re more than free to burn their own money on this. But if I were a Columbia alum, I wouldn’t be supporting them or making sure my donations went somewhere other than the Department of Anthropology.