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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Trump is no longer president there is no longer any need to pretend like some public universities aren't out of control illiberal Insanity factories.

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How do you remain in assistant professor rank for ten years?

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-12 06:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Take-away from reading this self-indulgent whinging recitation of his own interpretation of his resignation letter?

Boghossian got slapped with a false charge by a student of a Federal violation in 2007.
Boghossian was investigated.
Investigation showed Boghossian had some issues and needed coaching.
Boghossian was pissed off that he never found out who made the charge and that nobody apologized to him over it.
Boghossian, instead of taking the coaching to heart, wrote a "f**k YOU" fake study, submitted it for review, then revealed he did it to get back at everyone he blamed (which was everyone in the entire University) for him being told he needs to work on a few things.

Boghossian sounds like he needed to be taken down a notch. Instead he got to continue on. That's right, the "intolerant illiberal" University didn't do anything other than let him teach.

Then he quit, writing a screed blaming the University for something that happened 4 years ago. He didn't provide anything evidentiary otherwise, and given what he teaches, he surely had the mental facilities and the skills to do so. Why?

His self aggrandizement reeks of Aristotle Complex, sans any reason for it. He screams out over his perceived victimhood.

Verification may be found in reading the disturbing comments from readers - which I quit reading shortly after I started because they were filled up by MAGAts and poor aggrieved white people rallying behind this guy. All those comments did was confirm he's more of a problem than an educator.

The University benefits by Boghossian's departure.

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2021-09-12 08:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If you don't get tenure in 10 years, you will never get tenure.

He would have been better off publishing meaningful papers advancing his ideas rather than snarking.

Sounds like he was trying to mimic that Canadian white man victim prof.

I have no doubt that many liberal arts departments have biases against white men, but why not publish research showing that instead of playing the victim.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2021-09-12 12:36 PM | Reply

I don't know what the promotion/tenure requirements are at this guy's school/department, but after a decade w/t promotion it's downright odd he was still on the job. The backstory might be interesting. (There's always a backstory.)

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-12 12:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How do you remain in assistant professor rank for ten years?

#1 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

You work at a UC

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-12 01:29 PM | Reply

What's a UC?

#6 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-12 01:34 PM | Reply

He was charged with a secret crime, couldn't face his accuser, and they tried to punish him? Of course Yav is for that, he's woke! The goal of the Frankfurt school, as they wrote, is to destroy civilization. There are no limits to the abuses of power these people are capable of. Minor attracted persons, for example? That's a baby raper. These guys created the Kensignton Research Institute to normalize it. Which started ------. How many kids killed themselves because of that? The suicide rate for pedo victims is 40% and their ruined if survive. That's why do that. Bored even tried to claim his enemies where pedo.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-09-12 02:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

In an academic context a UC is a university of some place that starts with the letter C like California Colorado and possibly Canada.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-12 03:12 PM | Reply

TOR - Got it, thanks.

#9 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-12 03:14 PM | Reply

University of California, pick any of 'em - UCLA, CAL, Irvine, Riverside, etc. and etc.

#10 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-12 05:12 PM | Reply

According to the Wikipedia entry, "PSU is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities " High research activity" ... which makes that decade as an assistant prof really odd. Just a guess, the former prof is free to say what he wants about his unemployment, but the university probably can't say very much at all because of privacy concerns.

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-12 05:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

".. which makes that decade as an assistant prof really odd."

Yeah. Something fishy going on here.

99.99% of the time, if you can't earn tenure in 7yrs, yer gone.

#12 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-09-13 07:26 AM | Reply

And, after reading that idiotic screed, this dude sounds just like goatman.

#13 | Posted by Angrydad at 2021-09-13 07:37 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"I noticed signs of the illiberalism that has now fully swallowed the academy quite early during my time at Portland State. I witnessed students refusing to engage with different points of view."

I think many or even most of us have experienced the futility of debating a Trump supporter and just decline to dignify their arguments by actually carrying on a one sided discussion that ignores facts and pretends that talking point are equal to facts.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-13 12:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I think many or even most of us have experienced the futility of debating a Trump supporter and just decline to dignify their arguments by actually carrying on a one sided discussion that ignores facts and pretends that talking point are equal to facts.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-13 12:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

Kinda like how you know more about pipelines then the people who build them.

#15 | Posted by Scotty at 2021-09-13 03:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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