Pro-Israel Prof Wins Tenure Battle
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In an unusual move, the City University of New York's chancellor overrode the administration of Brooklyn College Monday, awarding tenure to a controversial associate history professor. Robert "K.C." Johnson, who has been teaching at the college three years, said he fell out of favor with colleagues after he complained that a faculty teach-in after 9-11 was biased against Israel and American foreign policy. Faculty members called him uncollegial. Chancellor Matthew Goldstein said Monday that a select faculty committee, convened at Johnsonís request, recommended that he be promoted to full professor, with tenure. Daniel Weininger, a Jewish junior who started a student movement in support of Johnson, said the professor's tenure was "well deserved" and "a long time coming." In a written statement, Brooklyn College said it accepted the ruling. "Use of a select faculty committee is part of the University's time-honored process for resolving personnel issues," said spokeswoman Lisa Daglian. "The process is now concluded."

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09/30/2009 - 10:25

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