Middle East studies in the News
Forum To Address Bias
by Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld
Re: "Bias of Massad Is Being Noted in His Class," Jacob Gershman, Page 1, February 7, 2005. How sickening to read what passes for education in Joseph Massad's Columbia University classroom. It's not surprising, however. Every public and private campus has its share of "revolutionaries" who think proselytization is synonymous with education. I've made it my business not to be silent when this phenomenon raises its ugly head at a CUNY campus. Notwithstanding the superb renaissance at CUNY under our chancellor Matthew Goldstein, no university is immune from the leftist overall bent amongst the faculty. I'm not "hunting" for it "a la McCarthy"; there are simply those who think that imposing their sometimes-racist bias constitutes acceptable academic instruction.
Therefore, the New York region of the American Jewish Congress will host a public forum, at no charge, to give voice to this issue through eyewitness testimony by professors and students at its headquarters at 825 Third Avenue on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 6 p.m. You may reserve your seat by calling 212-360-1587, extension 587.
Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld, trustee
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