Chicago Tribune and News Hounds on FOX News Story on Finkelstein Tenure Case

This is the Chicago Tribune story: I quoted an e-mail from DePaul University President Rev. Dennis Holtschneider at the end of the story that strongly suggests that DePaul University will not be intimidated by vicious, arrogant enemies of academic freedom such as Harvard’s Frankfurter Professor of Law, Alan M. Dershowitz:

“The pros and cons will wind up on the desk of De Paul’s president, Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, whose own administration seems conflicted.

In an internal report now circulating on the Internet, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Chuck Suchar writes that Finkelstein’s style is inconsistent with “DePaul’s Vincentian values,” including respect for “the rights of others to hold and express different intellectual positions.” {Peter N. Kirstein Blog had the exclusive on Dean Suchar’s memorandum against tenure and first reported the entire tenure controversy antecedent to the Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times.}

But two years ago, Holtschneider held up Finkelstein as an example of the university’s values. Another faculty member, Thomas Klocek, was being fired after a heated exchange with Muslim student leaders.

Holtschneider denied a comparison between Klocek and Finkelstein, writing in an e-mail that he hoped “DePaul’s longstanding friends in the Jewish community” would see the need for a scholar to speak freely.

“We have learned throughout history that the greater good is served when all people are allowed to express an opinion,” Holtschneider wrote.”

This is the News Hounds story on the Hannity & Colmes programme on Professor Norman G. Finkelstein:

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