Friday, May 9, 2014

Would you want a former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army on your faculty?

Patty Hearst takes part in the April 1974 Hibe...
Patty Hearst takes part in the April 1974 Hiberna bank raid with other SLA members. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I suppose if you were Professor Emeritus Angela Davis, the answer might be "yes."  For the rest of higher education, it may be more problematic.

Who is Professor Angela Davis, you ask?

A lot of us did things in the 60s and 70s that we'd rather not recall --- or have recalled --- today.  But few were so controversial as Davis, who went on to have a successful career as a university professor, and James Kilgore, who spent much of his adult life in prison and now hopes to be an adjunct faculty member.

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