Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Conspiracy theory part of "a quality educational experience"

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UW Professor Ann Althouse is a little frustrated with UW Provost Patrick Farrell’s casual dismissal of those demanding the firing of conspiracist Kevin Barrett. Althouse writes,

Says UW Provost Patrick Farrell. “Some are upset about Mr. Barrett’s viewpoints on 9/11 and don’t want to pay much attention to what makes for a quality educational experience.”

Upset? Viewpoints? Farrell goes for a lightweight, breezy tone, making no effort to engage with his critics, who — I dare say — aren’t going to believe that Farrell is paying “much attention to what makes for a quality educational experience.”

It must be especially frustrating for someone like Althouse. Can you imagine the level of peer scrutiny she went through compared to Barrett?

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