Protest Begins at DePaul in Favour of Academc Freedom and Dr Norman G. Finkelstein

This is a report from ABC Channel 7.

September 5, 2007 (CHICAGO) – A hundred protesters gathered outside the dean’s office at DePaul University to support a professor who drew criticism when he accused some Jews of improperly using the legacy of the Holocaust.

Chanting “Stop the witch hunt,” students and faculty staged a morning rally for political science professor Norman Finkelstein, whose remaining class was cut by DePaul last month.

Finkelstein was denied tenure in June after spending six years on DePaul’s faculty, and he’s spending the school year on administrative leave with full pay.

He told his supporters that he doubts he’ll be able to teach at another university and says he’s working on a settlement with the university.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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