Ivy League Professor Who Fled Communism Resigns, Saying Columbia University Is Becoming Communist
By Mike LaChance
Higher education in the United States has become pretty crazy.
Social justice warrior culture has taken over and the political atmosphere is radically left.
One professor at Columbia University, a man who fled communism in Romania, just resigned from the Ivy League school, saying it was becoming communist.
The Epoch Times reports:
Professor Resigns Over Columbia University’s Trend Toward Communism
A Romanian-born professor who fled communism in his homeland said he recently abandoned his tenured post at Columbia University because various incidents convinced him the prestigious school is “on its way toward full-blown communism.”
Andrei Serban, an award-winning film director with an extensive list of credits on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), complained about the growing pressure to conform to social-justice ideals he experienced in the theater department of the Ivy League school, in an interview that aired Oct. 26 on Romania’s TVR1.
According to his online faculty biography, Serban is a Tony Award-winning theater and opera producer who was a director of the Romanian National Theater.
One example he gave from Columbia was of the pressure he felt to admit a transgender applicant who auditioned to play Juliet in William Shakespeare’s classic play…
Serban also explained that at a meeting convened by the dean of the art school when a professor retired, the dean said there were “too many white professors, too many heterosexual men” and that it would be best to choose a person of a minority group, or a woman, or a gay man to replace the departing teacher.
Serban, who headed the hiring committee, said the replacement hire couldn’t be someone like him because he was a male who has been “married, a heterosexual man who has children.”
It’s a shame he resigned. America needs more professors like him to call this out for what it is.
Columbia professor who fled communism RESIGNS, says university is becoming full blown communistic: Following the same pattern as every other fascist/communist horror history has served up. https://t.co/0qL8dXZhH1 pic.twitter.com/5EXHepw2F1
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) November 7, 2019
Our higher education system is in serious need of an overhaul.