One professor Walter Kehowski of Glendale Community College in sunny Arizona sent his colleagues a Thanksgiving day greeting featuring words by a fellow that just won't go away - George Washington.
But here's what got the academicians miffed, according to the New York Post: "Using an e-mail address commonly used to send out announcements, Kehowski e-mailed the text of the proclamation - and a link to the Web page on which he'd found it . . . on Pat Buchanan's site.
Within weeks, five employees filed harassment charges against Kehowski, claiming his message was 'hostile' and 'derogatory' because the link he'd included also led to Buchanan's comments about immigration.
... instead of dismissing the bogus allegations, the MCCCD administration ruled that Kehowski had violated the district's Equal Employment Opportunity policy and technology policies that ban e-mails that are unsolicited or not work-related.
Yet in a single month (March 2007) individuals used the same listserv to send e-mails ads on how to purchase goats for Ugandan orphans and reminders on the health benefits of bananas - hardly work-related info. MCCCD Chancellor Rufus Glasper put Kehowski on paid administrative leave and asked the district's Governing Board that he be dismissed. Kehowski has since appealed the decision, with a hearing set for June 5."
Such zeal for selectively enforcing EEO policies; such apathy toward immigration laws.
BTW: Mr. Buchanan's blog links to this blog and vice-versa. Using their "guilt by association" argument, I'm offended the profs have room in their lives for Ugandan orphans but not for a lowly Hispanic homeschooler. Maybe I'll lodge a complaint, and cc it to Chancellor Glasper.