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Columbia Prof Who Fled Communism Resigns Claiming School is Becoming Communist

Columbia Prof Who Fled Communism Resigns Claiming School is Becoming Communist

“on its way toward full blown communism”

This makes Columbia look terrible, but the media will likely ignore the professor’s concerns.

The College Fix reports:

Columbia professor who fled communism resigns, says university is becoming communist

A Romania-born academic says he recently left his tenured position at Columbia University because the Ivy League school is “on its way toward full blown communism,” according to a Romanian TV interview translated by a Romanian-American immigrant.

Prof. Andrei Serban, an award-winning director, complained about the increasing social justice demands he faced in the theater department in the interview, which aired on Romania’s TVR1 Oct. 26. One prominent example he gave: pressure to admit a transgender applicant who auditioned as Juliet from “Romeo and Juliet.”

Andy Ionescu, a native Romianian speaker who immigrated to the United States in 1999, told The College Fix in a Twitter message that he translated the interview.

He said it was likely the first time that Serban made his resignation publicly known. Columbia still lists Serban as an active professor. Media relations did not respond to an email from The Fix, and Serban’s department did not return a voicemail. Serban did not respond to an email.

The TV host expresses incredulity at multiple points in the interview, seemingly shocked that the American higher education system is headed toward communism. Serban fled from the ideology, which ruled Romania for much of the 20th century.

Serban says in the interview that after a faculty member retired, the remaining professors in the department were called in to a meeting to discuss a replacement.

It was at this meeting that the dean of the art school told them that there were “too many white professors, too many heterosexual men,” and that it would be best to hire a minority or a woman, or a gay man.

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The declaration that it would “be best to hire a minority or a woman or a gay man” is an endorsement of illegal discrimination.

Communism is always corrupt.

I respect this man for taking a stand. I just wish he had been more public about it. A main problem with communism – one of many – is that competence and talent are no longer valued. Whilte leafing through all the “woke” points of view, just being good at your job is never considered. So … you end up with a little talent or ability on display. Remember that the next time you drive over a bridge.

I didn’t know this sort of gender-bending and defying of the most basic of norms was a part of communism, but I suppose it makes sense because it denigrates traditional religion.

Why does the “read more” button link to a UNICEF page?

“Columbia Prof Who Fled Communism Resigns Claiming School is Becoming Communist”

Becoming? The transformation began in the 1930’s and was nearly completed by the late 1960’s. By now, the transformation must be just about 100%. And now this professor finally woke up?

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