Columbia President Criticized for his Criticisms

This doesn’t deal directly with Dartmouth, but it does illustrate the ridiculousness of the world of higher education: Over 100 faculty members at Columbia University have signed a document criticizing President Lee Bollinger for, among other things, his negative remarks about Mahmoud Ahmedinejad when introducing him as a speaker at Columbia. Apparently, saying anything even remotely disparaging about a man who’s expressed the desire to see Israel “wiped off the map” is simply offensive pandering to evil conservatives.