Tag Archives: Northwestern University

Black studies in focus

Heresy:

African American Studies has a leaden foot on the victimhood pedal, and its premise is rarely questioned.

You can lose your job with talk like that.

She broke a rule and got fired

The rule being Thou shalt not puncture a myth. For that she became an enemy of the people.

Thou shalt not in Illinois

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Not covered by the statute

The NU after-class sex demo not outside the law? Commenter Erastus is not so sure.

He’s talking about this:

ILLINOIS (720 ILCS 5/11-9) Sec. 11-9. Public Indecency. (a) Any person of the age of 17 years and upwards who performs any of the following acts in a public place commits a public indecency: (1) An act of sexual penetration or sexual conduct as defined in Section 12-12 of this Code; or (2) A lewd exposure of the body done with intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desire of the person.Breast-feeding of infants is not an act of public indecency.(b) “Public place” for purposes of this Section means any place where the conduct may reasonably be expected to be viewed by others. (c) Sentence. Public indecency is a Class A misdemeanor. A person convicted of a third or subsequent violation for public indecency is guilty of a Class 4 felony. (Source: P.A. 91-115, eff. 1-1-00.

More honored in the breach, I suppose.

Sex on campus, after class

What this country needs is more thoughtful discussion of controversial topics.  Take that sex demo at Northwestern U
“We had kind of a duty, I think, to educate these students in a functional and effective way. Psychology students… and my other reason for doing this– if these were going to be psychologists then they have a need to know about this esoteric knowledge that could help someone in the future,” said [Jim] Marcus [male member of the demo team].
John Michael Bailey, the professor in question, is for thoughtful discussion, as above.  He considers it “a cornerstone of learning.”
 
For one student:
“It reminded me of how comfortable you can be with your body because she [the female member] was unfazed,” said Sam Hazlett, Northwestern student.
At first NU, anonymously thru a spokesman, was not fazed either.  Then alums and others chimed in, and so did the president, finally:

On Thursday in a second statement, the university’s president said he was “disappointed” and “disturbed.”

“It represented extremely poor judgment on the part of our faculty member,” said President Morton Schapiro. “I simply do not believe this was appropriate, necessary or in keeping with Northwestern University’s academic mission.”

In addition [besides], outraged parents and alumni [had] been calling the school.

It’s the joy of sex, mechanically produced.  Who said anything about love?

Later: The prof apologized.

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