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Professor Apologizes for Calling Student "Cockroach"
claremont-laverne.patch.com ^ | 4/23/13 | Bill Norris

Posted on 04/23/2013 8:26:04 PM PDT by Nachum

A Claremont McKenna University professor of made “unprofessional” statements but did not violate the school’s harassment policy when he called a student a “cockroach” during a March demonstration, according to a report released Friday.

The results of the investigation led by Claremont McKenna Dean of Students Mary Spellman found that CMC professor Yaron Raviv did make an inappropriate comment to a Pitzer College student outside of Collins Dining Hall, but did not impede the free speech rights of the students.

CMC President Pamela B. Gann said in a statement accepting the findings of the report that Raviv’s statements “were unprofessional and did not reflect CMC’s values.”

But the report was also critical of the student demonstration that sparked the verbal incident.

(Excerpt) Read more at claremont-laverne.patch.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apologizes; cockroach; professor; student
Well, to be accurate, he called one a “f***ing cockroach”.

That was a professional opinion.

1 posted on 04/23/2013 8:26:04 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I was called a “Rat” by a priest when I was about 5. And I remember it to this day.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 8:28:09 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: Nachum

Claremont McKenna Dean of Students Mary Spellman acted stupidly....


3 posted on 04/23/2013 8:29:30 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Nachum
Did Sargeant Schultz ever apologize to LeBeau for calling him a "Cockroach"?


4 posted on 04/23/2013 8:31:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum
Read the whole thing. The skinny is that a bunch of Pallie protestors were trying to bring shame on Israel for having checkpoints to enter the country. The protestors were setting up such a barrier on campus to garner sympathy and the professor, who was Jewish, was asked by other concerned students to check it out.

It doesn't say exactly what the protestors said to the prof to provoke the comment, but it it was the usual anti-Jewish bigotry, then the prof's comment was certainly understandable.

5 posted on 04/23/2013 8:35:57 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Nachum

It sounds more like an insult to cockroaches in my professional opinion.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 8:39:13 PM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: dfwgator

did you say cockroach?

7 posted on 04/23/2013 8:40:46 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum
klink photo: Colonel Klink colonel_klink.jpg
8 posted on 04/23/2013 8:46:26 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Nachum

9 posted on 04/23/2013 8:46:47 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

Lebeau, is that you?


10 posted on 04/23/2013 8:49:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Background checks, Mr. President? You first ...)
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To: dfwgator

Interestingly, Robert Clary, the actor that played LeBeau spent WWII in Buchenwald and was the only member of his family to survuve the war. John Banner (Sgt. Shultz) was an Austrian Jew who had emmigrated to the US in the late 30s, but like Clary, had no relatives survive. Leon Askin (General Burkhalter) was also an Austrian Jew who fled Europe prior to the war.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 8:52:55 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Nachum

“Well, to be accurate, he called one a “f***ing cockroach”.”

An apology IS in order. After all, our country has only one true “f***ing cockroach” and he is the f***king cockroach in Chief!


12 posted on 04/23/2013 8:54:44 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Nachum; a fool in paradise

La Cucaracha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywkefe6kvmM


13 posted on 04/23/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Nachum
All I can think of with calling someone a cockroach is the movie Scarface.

I bury those cock-a-roaches.

14 posted on 04/23/2013 8:57:19 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Revolting cat!

l o l !


15 posted on 04/23/2013 8:58:14 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-UdsW_UpJk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L3mxOExOYQ


16 posted on 04/23/2013 9:04:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Darren McCarty

Say Hello to My Little Friend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_z4IuxAqpE


17 posted on 04/23/2013 9:09:06 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Vigilanteman

someday the American people will demand an end to the importation of our enemies into our midst (see today’s news cycle: “saudi arabian students increase 500% since 9-11”)

(but it may already be too late....)


18 posted on 04/23/2013 9:21:41 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: stormer
Werner Klemperer, who played Colonel Wilhelm Klink in the show was born in Cologne to a musical family, Klemperer was the son of the renowned Jewish conductor Otto Klemperer and Johanna Geisler, a soprano. Klemperer was a violinist and an accomplished concert pianist. He broadened his acting career by performing as an operatic baritone and a singer in Broadway musicals. He can be seen playing in the violin section of the New Philharmonia Orchestra on the EMI Classics DVD Otto Klemperer – Beethoven Symphony No. 9. at a concert performed on November 8, 1964, at London's Royal Albert Hall. He can also be heard as the Speaker in Arnold Schoenberg's Gurrelieder, in a 1979 live performance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The Klemperer family emigrated to the United States in 1935, settling in Los Angeles, where Otto Klemperer took up work as a conductor. Werner Klemperer began acting in high school and enrolled in acting courses at the Pasadena Playhouse before joining the United States Army to serve in World War II. While stationed in Hawaii, he joined the Army's Special Services unit, spending the next years touring the Pacific entertaining the troops. At the end of the war, he worked on Broadway before moving into television.
19 posted on 04/23/2013 9:30:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One of my old music instructors and father of a very dear friend served with Werner Klemperer in the Army. After the war he ended up playing in Spike Jones’ band - not exactly Broadway...


20 posted on 04/23/2013 10:01:18 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer
Larry Storch from F Troop and some other Hollywood people lived near us in Chino when I was a boy. They filmed a lot of shows there, too.
21 posted on 04/23/2013 10:03:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Nachum

Most of the time, I try to pretend that the People’s Republic Of Claremont isn’t right there next to my city. And then I’m reminded just how close it is, and how much of it has infected parts of my city.

Least we finally chased off the DNC from the farmer’s market on D Street, but the expansion of the University of La Verne and the expansion of dorms there has made a new explosion of liberal influence.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 10:13:30 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Nachum

He must have been projecting.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 10:48:09 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

24 posted on 04/23/2013 11:00:31 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kingu
"the People’s Republic Of Claremont"

Yip e io kay - eh ...

25 posted on 04/23/2013 11:03:31 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum
When I was a little kid, we had a saying,

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."

Alas, the candy ass PC idiot moron douche bags control the social discourse these days.

No offense.

26 posted on 04/23/2013 11:03:39 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

The problem is that a student is a captive audience for the most part and the professor/teacher has authority over them.

You can’t really chalk it up to sticks and stones when someone in authority does something like this.


27 posted on 04/23/2013 11:05:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

Perhaps if he had said “Los Cucaracha” there would have been no problemo..........


28 posted on 04/23/2013 11:18:36 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: GeronL
The problem is that a student is a captive audience for the most part and the professor/teacher has authority over them.

You can’t really chalk it up to sticks and stones when someone in authority does something like this.

Bull crap. These are all adults here, it's a college. It may be the way things are now, but I don't care who you are, if you don't stand up for yourself against anyone who call you a name and have to make a federal case about it, you are a bedwetter. Although it's a sad statement on the state of society today.

29 posted on 04/23/2013 11:19:54 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another accomplished concert violinist was Larry Fine. When you see him play the fiddle in Three Stooges shorts, he's actually playing.
Here's a sample (at the end of the clip):

Swingin' the Alphabet

30 posted on 04/23/2013 11:24:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did you know it was Larry Storch, working as a stand-up comedian, who came up with the classic Cary Grant imitation, “Ju - dy, Ju - dy, Ju - dy”? Apparently he was doing a show when Judy Garland entered the venue. He saw her and ad-libbed the line. It’s not something Cary Grant ever actually said.


31 posted on 04/23/2013 11:28:10 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

By the way, Larry Storch is alive and 90.


32 posted on 04/23/2013 11:30:08 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Nachum

Glad to know it wasn’t ‘harassment’; on the other hand, one has to suppose he wouldn’t have done so to the heavyweight on the wrestling team or the center linebacker of the football team.

So... if it’s not, technically, harassment, then... what is it?


33 posted on 04/24/2013 2:15:28 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: South40

‘I was called a “Rat” by a priest when I was about 5. And I remember it to this day.’

You just have to remember to remove the little pieces of cheese from around the corners of your mouth before you go out in public.


34 posted on 04/24/2013 2:30:02 AM PDT by Delta Dawn
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To: Doomonyou

adults or not

it’d be the same in a workplace


35 posted on 04/24/2013 10:46:40 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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