Saturday, May 28, 2022

Never "Question Authority": That Bumper Sticker Is Expired

5/23/22 New York Times:

A Princeton classics professor was fired, “effective immediately,” on Monday after the university’s administration found that he had not been fully honest and cooperative with an investigation into his sexual relationship with an undergraduate student about 15 years ago.
The dismissal of the professor, Joshua Katz, was a rare case of a tenured professor being dismissed, and came after a fierce debate on campus and in wider political spheres over whether Dr. Katz was being targeted for an article in an online journal that criticized anti-racist proposals by faculty, students and staff.
The board voted to dismiss him based on a “detailed written complaint from an alumna who had a consensual relationship with Dr. Katz while she was an undergraduate under his academic supervision,” according to a statement from the university issued Monday afternoon. That relationship was in 2006-07, but the alumna did not file her complaint until 2021.

When told that Princeton had announced his firing, Dr. Katz’s wife, Solveig Gold said, “That’s news to me. We have nothing.” She added, “It’s pretty damning that we don’t have it ourselves.” 

If there is anything that establishes that your ideas are suspect, it is that questioning those ideas gets you fired.  At least he was not determined the be a "wrecker": that would get you shot. 

1 comment:

  1. January 21, 2016, Dissent's patriotic again, boys!
    January 21, 2020, Dissent's treasonous again, boys!