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suede1 Donating Member (770 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-27-10 11:02 PM
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13. Shimer is facing a grave crisis of ideologically driven mismanagement
Edited on Sat Mar-27-10 11:18 PM by suede1
Here, we will provide you with:
An explanation for why you should be concerned
An explanation for why you should be concerned, NOW
An archive of relevant documents
Suggestions for how you can help
Up-to-date information about the unfolding conflict /

From the Shimer Alumni Allaince:
"The reason for the April 10 date was because on April 11th Parker's foundation - the free-market "Aequus Institute" - was having a board meeting. The suggestion was clear enough: vote to change the mission or lose any future funding from Aequus and be in breach of a legal contract."

Aequus Institute:

Grants Awarded:
HERITAGE FOUNDATION Washington, DC 2007 $100,000 (And the same amount for years 2001-2006) (You really should look at the rest of their recipients) /

SHIMER COLLEGE Chicago, IL 2007 $190,000 (and $50,000 in 2006)
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  -Conservatives Trying Their Best To Take Down a Liberal College. 20score  Mar-27-10 04:07 PM   #0 
  - An educated populace is a threat to conservatives  47of74   Mar-27-10 04:17 PM   #1 
  - As a former college professor, I hope the AAUP is on this case  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-27-10 04:22 PM   #2 
  - Sounds like he's putting in place  DoBotherMe   Mar-27-10 04:26 PM   #3 
  - Who was behind his hiring? Those are the ones that need to be removed.  LiberalFighter   Mar-27-10 04:41 PM   #4 
  - # 9. n/t  ihavenobias   Mar-27-10 04:48 PM   #5 
  - Petition Signed  suede1   Mar-27-10 05:32 PM   #6 
  - Signed. nt  laughingliberal   Mar-27-10 06:07 PM   #7 
  - nooo not shimer.....!  madrchsod   Mar-27-10 06:23 PM   #8 
  - As of 2007, Shimer ranks in the top 1% of the 3,478 U.S. colleges and universities in doctorate prod  suede1   Mar-27-10 06:54 PM   #9 
  - That's why they are targeting this college. It's small and a great school. (It's even better than  20score   Mar-27-10 10:59 PM   #12 
  - The mission of Shimer College  suede1   Mar-27-10 08:30 PM   #10 
  - I signed.  20score   Mar-27-10 10:00 PM   #11 
  - Shimer is facing a grave crisis of ideologically driven mismanagement  suede1   Mar-27-10 11:02 PM   #13 
  - The wingers have been taking control of liberal colleges or getting rid of liberal profs for  Hannah Bell   Mar-27-10 11:48 PM   #14 
  - That's true...  suede1   Mar-28-10 01:46 AM   #15 
  - yep. but the stealth takeover of institutions is a tragedy regardless of the particular  Hannah Bell   Mar-29-10 01:17 AM   #37 
  - Yes, David Horowitz has made a career of trying to destroy colleges lately.  20score   Mar-28-10 11:04 AM   #16 
     - more like "for decades".  Hannah Bell   Mar-29-10 01:17 AM   #38 
     - Me and Alan protested that schmuck when he came to my college  Hawkeye-X   Mar-29-10 01:34 AM   #40 
  - When a group or an individual tries to change reality, whether it is because of religious reasons -  20score   Mar-28-10 12:30 PM   #17 
  - My wife went to Shimer!!  flyingfysh   Mar-28-10 12:48 PM   #18 
  - Let me know what she thinks, please. I know my wife is extremely upset.  20score   Mar-28-10 01:36 PM   #19 
     - My wife says the right-wing tried the same thing earlier  flyingfysh   Mar-28-10 04:48 PM   #26 
        - all the more reason to get involved  Shimerco97   Mar-29-10 01:03 AM   #36 
  - I was well acquainted with Shimer when they were located  murielm99   Mar-28-10 01:44 PM   #20 
  - One of my very best friends is a Shimer alumna  KamaAina   Mar-28-10 02:17 PM   #21 
  - That's great! I'm retelling that story.  20score   Mar-29-10 01:23 AM   #39 
  - Apparently IIT is mixed up in this  KamaAina   Mar-28-10 02:32 PM   #22 
  - IIT  Shimerco97   Mar-29-10 12:31 AM   #34 
     - Nice second post!!  KamaAina   Mar-29-10 12:38 AM   #35 
  - This reminds me of the Khomeini extremists taking over liberal Iranian universities in '79  Arugula Latte   Mar-28-10 02:38 PM   #23 
  - Shimer College  Shimerco97   Mar-28-10 02:52 PM   #24 
  - Info on Thomas Lindsay the new appointee  JDPriestly   Mar-28-10 03:15 PM   #25 
  - K&R to shine a light on the cockroaches. n/t  Doremus   Mar-28-10 05:12 PM   #27 
  - Here's the mission statement  dems_rightnow   Mar-28-10 06:39 PM   #28 
  - Here is the Mission Statement that was approved by the Assembly  suede1   Mar-28-10 07:40 PM   #29 
     - Sorry  dems_rightnow   Mar-28-10 07:54 PM   #30 
     - .  20score   Mar-28-10 08:02 PM   #32 
     - I'm going to get into this back and forth between you and  20score   Mar-29-10 01:38 AM   #41 
     - .  20score   Mar-28-10 07:59 PM   #31 
  - Ridiculous...  BolivarianHero   Mar-28-10 08:02 PM   #33 
  - Signed. nt  Lorien   Mar-29-10 02:36 AM   #42 
  - No doubt the "intellectual" right wing sees this as a test case.  smoogatz   Mar-29-10 07:25 AM   #43 

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