Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Professor begins hunger strike after being denied tenure

James Sherley certainly has a fragile faculty ego. Sherley, a Black MIT professor, is on a hunger strike "for the reason that I wasn't tenured -- which is racism -- and I want this institution to admit that that is the problem and make plans to do something about it." It's far more likely the whiner isn't tenured for the very reason he is on a hunger strike: he's whacko and the admins know it. Normal people don't go on hunger strikes. One might consider that according to an interview Sherley did for the article Harvard's stem cell misstep, I'd guess Harvard has decided that Sherley's stance on issues related to his field are inconsistent with Harvard's stance. Duh! One waits until after they are tenured to speak out against a university.

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