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megimoo
07-03-2008, 12:04 PM
"It may be too late for America with so many dumb UCLA College graduates roaming the streets and the Internet !"

“Self-described liberals are most common within the ranks of those professors aged 50-64, who were teenagers or young adults in the 1960s.”

"It may be too late for America with so many dumb College graduates roaming the streets and the Internet !"

MADISON, Wis. — When Michael Olneck was standing, arms linked with other protesters, singing “We Shall Not Be Moved” in front of Columbia University’s library in 1968, Sara Goldrick-Rab had not yet been born.

When he won tenure at the University of Wisconsin here in 1980, she was 3. And in January, when he retires at 62, Ms. Goldrick-Rab will be just across the hall, working to earn a permanent spot on the same faculty from which he is departing.

Together, these Midwestern academics, one leaving the professoriate and another working her way up, are part of a vast generational change that is likely to profoundly alter the culture at American universities and colleges over the next decade.

Baby boomers, hired in large numbers during a huge expansion in higher education that continued into the ’70s, are being replaced by younger professors who many of the nearly 50 academics interviewed by The New York Times believe are different from their predecessors — less ideologically polarized and more politically moderate.

“There’s definitely something happening,” said Peter W. Wood, executive director of the National Association of Scholars, which was created in 1987 to counter attacks on Western culture and values. “I hear from quite a few faculty members and graduate students from around the country. They are not really interested in fighting the battles that have been fought over the last 20 years.”

Individual colleges and organizations like the American Association of University Professors are already bracing for what has been labeled the graying of the faculty. More than 54 percent of full-time faculty members in the United States were older than 50 in 2005, compared with 22.5 percent in 1969.
How many will actually retire in the next decade or so depends on personal preferences and health, as well as how their pensions fare in the financial markets.

Yet already there are signs that the intense passions and polemics that roiled campuses during the past couple of decades have begun to fade. At Stanford a divided anthropology department reunited last year after a bitter split in 1998 broke it into two entities, one focusing on culture, the other on biology. At Amherst, where military recruiters were kicked out in 1987, students crammed into a lecture hall this year to listen as alumni who served in Iraq urged them to join the military.

In general, information on professors’ political and ideological leanings tends to be scarce. But a new study of the social and political views of American professors by Neil Gross at the University of British Columbia and Solon Simmons at George Mason University found that the notion of a generational divide is more than a glancing impression. “Self-described liberals are most common within the ranks of those professors aged 50-64, who were teenagers or young adults in the 1960s,” they wrote, making up just under 50 percent. At the same time, the youngest group, ages 26 to 35, contains the highest percentage of moderates, some 60 percent, and the lowest percentage of liberals, just under a third.

When it comes to those who consider themselves “liberal activists,” 17.2 percent of the 50-64 age group take up the banner compared with only 1.3 percent of professors 35 and younger.

“These findings with regard to age provide further support for the idea that, in recent years, the trend has been toward increasing moderatism,” the study says.



http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/03/arts/03camp.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin


Comments:

Wonder how many minds he and others like him, tainted over the years? Adios, enjoy your retirement. The world isn't the happy face you wanted it to be. Freedom loving young men and women will pay in blood for your errors.
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Faster, must go faster.
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WE will begin to actually educate our students when all these creeps are flushed downt he drain of time. Thank goodness I took courses in "hard core" engineering during my WWII GI Bill schooling. I see now why so many avoid those courses. 2+2 must equal 4 or the bridge falls in. Tough courses - no PC will work.
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Long overdue!
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Problem is, the new crop have had their skulls crammed full of mush by those elder professors... Status Quo, here we come!
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I am sure that most of them will return their taxpayer funded retirement benefits back to the treasury to cure all the social ills they have created.
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I notice that prof. noneck has a real sense of having been a force for good, I guess he discounts the deaths, loss of property, students that got no education, just indoctrination and instructions in how to disrupt society and lengthen the war. I loathe and despise the profs that are still hanging onto the 60s as some major advance in education.
Also, not real crazy with hyphenated married names - they will do what they want, but imagine writing that out on documents and letters.
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Hopeffully, the professors will live long enough to enjoy "national healthcare."
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They carefully cull graduate students and new professors for their leftist credentials. I will beleive the left is no longer dominant on campuses when I see it.
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One could hope that the younger generation says what they need to say to get by the leftist baby boomer gate keepers and will come out of the closet after they are dead and gone.
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The 60s? I was there. They tell me I had a great time.
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They have largely been successful in choosing like-minded successors. I would like to apply to the law school in my area, but when you browse through the specialties of various professors you find topics like protection of Palestinian refugees, and other similar sympathies. I am dubious of my potential to avoid being weeded out should I ever get in. Unlike Michelle Obama, I would edit for appropriate grammar, punctuation, and spelling
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But they've infected scores of young mush filled skulls to keep their ideology of socialism alive!

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FTA:
The authors are not talking about a political realignment. Democrats continue to overwhelmingly outnumber Republicans among faculty, young and old.
So, not much, if anything, has changed.
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good riddance liberal marxism does not equal intellect
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