Skip to comments.Columbia U. students organize: Ahmadinejad is not welcome here (Michelle Malkin)
Posted on 09/21/2007 5:42:36 PM PDT by Stoat
Here are some details:
WHEN: Monday, September 24, 1:00-3:00
COLUMBIA STUDENTS (w/ Columbia IDs): On campus, outside Lerner Hall
NON-COLUMBIA STUDENTS: The Columbia Gates. 116th and Broadway - we have secured a permit to stage a protest there.
WHO: YOU and your friends, along with Hillel, Hasbara, StandWithUs, Amcha, ZOA, The David Project, Columbia student groups, concerned citizens. Expected attendance is in the thousands.
WHY: Remember - the world is watching. This is a monumental opportunity to make our voices heard. Generations will ask us, What did we do to protest? Where were we?
NEED A RIDE?
Hasbara Fellowships will be organizing busses from various campuses and points around the city. They are planning to provide busses from: NYU, Rutgers, Baruch, Queens, Hofstra, Brooklyn, and from the earlier rally in front of the UN. YU and Stern students probably have their own busses, ask around. We also need people to step up and be campus leaders to organize the bussing and rallying. Please be in touch. More details will be forthcoming.
The Columbia organizers link to this video as a reminder:
And the organizers link to signs here. A few samples:
The campus paper, the Columbia Spectator, reports:
Nearly 50 student leaders and a dozen administrators sat down with University President Lee Bollinger for an hour on Thursday for a passionate yet civil discussion to air concerns about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads scheduled speech on campus on Monday.
When asked by Bollinger, student leaders overwhelmingly agreed that the event was in line with the academic purpose of the University, but several students expressed their disappointment in Bollingers handling of the invitation, with many airing concerns about student participation. Meanwhile, students began to solidify plans for a rally on Low Plaza this Monday.
Students concerns with the event included the logistics of establishing a rally on campus and the worry that lending Ahmadinejad a podium from which to speak would elevate and legitimize his views. Those in attendance expressed their greatest concerns regarding how students would be involved in the event itself.
A girl came up to me after [a College Democrats meeting last night]she was an Iranian student, an Iranian refugee, and she was near tears. She said, I came to Columbia just for this moment, and I cant believe the event is closed off before I can even register for it, Josh Lipsky, CC 08 and president of the Columbia University College Democrats, said, while expressing his disappointment that only the most well-connected of students had been able to snatch up seats. He called on those in the room to give their seats to underclassmen.
Administrators said that 80 percent of all seats had been reserved for students. For those without a spot, the event will be available via Webcast.
Meanwhile, idiocy abounds. Here’s reason number 9,871 not to send your kid to Columbia:
Christien Tompkins, CC 08, co-chair of the United Students of Color Council and member of Students Promoting Empowerment and Knowledge, compared the invitation of Ahmadinejad to that of Jim Gilchrist and said he was disappointed in Bollingers leadership for going out of his way to denounce the Iranian head of state and but not the racist founder of the Minutemen Project.
Because, like, opposing illegal immigration is just as bad as calling for the annihilation of Israel, pursuing nuclear revenge, and funding terrorism against American civilians and soldiers.
Live by moral equivalence, die by moral equivalence.
THANK YOU, MICHELLE ... where would we be without you! Love the TShirt “I will not SUBMIT”
That’s a cool T-shirt in the last picture. Anyone know where to get one?
Here you go :-)
I won one? Cool!
You won a URL, and you're welcome to do with it what you wish :-)
Hopefully there will be a sea of these shirts on TV during the demonstrations at Columbia.
Lee C. Bollinger is an American lawyer and educator who is currently serving as the 19th president of Columbia University. Formerly the president of the University of Michigan, he is a noted legal scholar of the First Amendment and freedom of speech. He was at the center of two notable United States Supreme Court cases regarding the use of affirmative action in admissions processes.
As president (known affectionately as Prezbo), Bollinger has attempted to expand the international scope of the University, taking frequent trips abroad and inviting world leaders to its campus.
Lee C. Bollinger, Columbias president, said he was worried about another admissions issue. Im becoming more pessimistic about the survival of affirmative action in this country, said Bollinger, who in his previous position as president of the University of Michigan led that institutions fight to the Supreme Court to affirm the right of colleges to consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.
He represents a new type of university president, one whose notoriety stems not from his work as a public intellectual or even his prowess as a fundraiser, but from the left-wing causes with which he is associated.
The 56-year-old graduate of the University of Oregon and Columbia Law has a history of associating the good of his students with whatever leftish cause is currently garnering national attention.
A clerk for Chief Justice Warren Burger in the 1970s, Bollinger made his debut on the national political scene during Robert Borks Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1987. Having recently been appointed dean of the University of Michigan Law School, Bollinger the author of several books on free speech argued before the Senate that Borks interpretation of the First Amendment could lead to an eventual rollback of legal precedent. Bollingers testimony was one of the many blows that defeated Borks nomination. And one thing became clear after Bollingers testimony: He did not hold scholarship to be more sacred than politics.
You see, Bollinger himself knows a thing or two about restricting free speech. A year after his testimony against Bork, the University of Michigan became mired in controversy when its governing body adopted a stringent speech code, which stipulated that speech offensive to an individual on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. was a punishable offense. The code was in effect for only 15 months it was struck down as unconstitutional by a federal court but a number of students were nonetheless penalized for offensive speech. As Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby has reported, one student was punished simply for saying that he had heard that minorities had a difficult time in [a] course and . . . were not treated fairly.
Where was Bollinger during all this? As dean of the law school, he was in a perfect position to speak out against the code. But throughout the codes short, unhappy life, Bollinger said nary a word about it. The failure of the dean of a law school, especially one with an expertise in the First Amendment, to speak up against a patently unconstitutional speech code is a blight on his record that should be mentioned until he explains himself, says William Rice of the American Academy for Liberal Education. It does raise the question of what hes been willing to tolerate.
Thanks! That’s a great one to annoy the usual suspects!
Thanks for the ping. I’ll link your thread.
Here is a list of the senior staff of the office of the provost at this disgusting filthy POS Anti-American university:
Alan Brinkley, Provost (email@example.com)
Executive Assistant to the Provost (TBA)
Anne Marie Geary, Director, Financial Operations and Administration (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office of the Provost
Columbia University in the City of New York
205 Low Memorial Library
Mail Code 4313
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: (212) 854-2404
Fax: (212) 932-0418
Stephen Rittenberg, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Administration
email@example.com; (212) 854-2254
Paul Anderer , Vice Provost for International Relations
firstname.lastname@example.org; (212) 854-3689
Jean Howard, Vice Provost for Diversity Initiatives
email@example.com; (212) 854-0151
Roxie Smith, Vice Provost
firstname.lastname@example.org; (212) 854-2426
Richard Tudisco, Associate Provost and Director, International Students & Scholars Office
email@example.com; (212) 854-3587
Susan Rieger, Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
firstname.lastname@example.org, (212) 854-5511
Carol Hoffman, Associate Provost and Director of Work-Life, Office of the Provost and Human Resources
email@example.com; (212) 854-9033
Lucy Drotning, Associate Provost, Office of Planning and Institutional Research
firstname.lastname@example.org; (212) 854-3036
Danielle Haase-Dubosc, Associate Provost and Director of Reid Hall, Paris
email@example.com; 33-1-432-02483; (Tie line from Morningside campus: 53-2483)
Gardner Dunnan, Associate Provost for Special Projects/The School Search Service
firstname.lastname@example.org; (212) 851-1899
Jewelnel Davis, University Chaplain and Director, Earl Hall Center
email@example.com; (212) 854-2498
Throwing tampons is gross. I’d prefer to throw a little bacon.
True, but the gesture of it says so much more...
Women are treated below that of livestock in Ahmadinejad's world... It would be pure terror for him, more so than throwing pork chops, bacon, or ham...
If all the tickets were given to soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. The little asswipe would see American resolve. I think he should be arrested and jailed for his action with the hostages years ago. Thanks Jimmah Carter you pathetic loser.
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