Harvard said that a professor, Ronald Sullivan Jr., who is representing Harvey Weinstein would not continue as faculty dean of an undergraduate house. He and his wife, Stephanie Robinson, were the first African-American faculty deans in Harvard’s history.
This makes me really angry. Pathetic, craven, and sends exactly the wrong message to ppl in academia who practice: just defend likable people; otherwise, your students may get upset and your school will throw you under the bus to appease them.
When white Harvard girls get a black male intellectual fired from an important position - they didn’t “feel safe,” which I seem to recall being the bill of particulars in many race crimes in the south - you know it’s time to salt the earth.
Harvard drops law professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. - the school's first African-American student dean - bowing to protests by students angry that he is representing Harvey Weinstein as a criminal lawyer. He'll continue as a law professor
If the students in the dorm don’t want him there I dont see how he could continue as dean, but this result is bad for due process. It’s important for even reviled clients to have effective representation in criminal proceedings, or the system doesn’t work
“It is not lost on me that I’m the first African-American to hold this position,” Sullivan said. “Never in the history of the faculty dean position has the dean been subjected to a ‘climate review’ in the middle of some controversy.”
This is an absolute disgrace to the idea of a university generally but particularly to one such as Harvard. It is also an affront to the rule of law, which applies to the benefit of even the worst people.
Harvard capitulated to crybaby students and ousted Prof. Ronald Sullivan as faculty dean (the first black person to hold that position) because they were triggered and upset that he's representing an unpopular client. They even ousted his wife. Pathetic
This is an outrage.
A shocking embarrassment for Harvard
Many ways NYT could have framed Harvard's embarrassing performance in the Sullivan dismissal. Article gives the last word to...student who led the crusade against Sullivan. Interesting editorial choice.
This is shocking: Harvard University has capitulated to a Social Justice outrage mob and fired an African-American law professor as Dean of Winthrop House because he’s on Harvey Weinstein’s defence team. Et tu, Harvard?
Rare example of gender trumping race on the victim Olympics totem pole. When honour is measured by one’s level of victimhood & mob rule is normal, remember that the day will arrive when they come for YOU. Fascism at its best.
One of the most surprising things to me about PC 2.0 is how spineless universities have turned out to be. Occasional university presidents, like David Yager, stand up for principle. But mostly they capitulate to the mob.
Harvard disgraces itself.
Harvard bowed to months of pressure from students, saying that a law professor who is representing Harvey Weinstein will not continue as faculty dean of an undergraduate house
I feel like most of the people commenting on this story don’t understand what the role of the “faculty dean” is (after all, why would they?)
Harvard Drops Harvey Weinstein Lawyer as a Faculty Dean via
A sad day for when it succumbs to public pressure instead of defending what is right ➡️ via ⁦
Harvard Drops Harvey Weinstein Lawyer as a Faculty Dean. Pathetic.
My favorite "faculty dean" memory was when a friend of mine was drinking beer underage and ran into the dean, and apologized. The dean replied, "In Kirkland House we don't obey *your* country's fascist alcohol laws." Tom, the dean, is from Indiana.
Apparently it’s never an option in any of these controversies to tell the perpetually aggrieved students to grow up Harvard Drops Harvey Weinstein Lawyer as a Faculty Dean
Adolf Eichmann was properly represented in his trail in Israel as were other Nazis in the Nuremberg trials. Harvey Weinstein is an execrable cretin but he has a RIGHT to a vigorous defence. Legal precept 101. SJWs are a cancer to the human spirit.
Discrimination against Asians in admissions, cheating scandals, admissions fraud, and now, firing their (lawyer) faculty deans for . . . practicing law. Harvard is really havin’ a time this year.
Harvard Drops Harvey Weinstein Lawyer as a Faculty Dean
Harvard's First Black Faculty Dean Let Go Amid Uproar Over Harvey Weinstein Defense - The New York Times
You can be for free speech and legal representation of rat finks even if you are female. Why is Harvard doing this?
I'm confident a professor who did death penalty appeals would be highly respected by Harvard students. But defend Harvey Weinstein and students are outraged.
Whatever one thinks of Harvey Weinstein, he has the right to legal representation. To drop someone as Harvard faculty dean because he is on the Weinstein defence team is indefensible
It's official: the inmates are now running the asylum
"Never in the history of the faculty dean position has the dean been subjected to a 'climate review' in the middle of some controversy."
Why would Harvey Weinstein want a lawyer -- however qualified -- who also had a job that required him to be extremely hostile to the rights of Harvey Weinstein?
"Mr. Sullivan’s representation of Mr. Weinstein highlighted a conflict between the legal principle that every accused person deserves a vigorous defense and students’ demands that college officials show support for victims of sexual assault."
Horrific capitulation at Harvard. The implications are chilling.
When defence lawyers are only allowed to work for people we like or those accused of crimes we don't mind. A dangerous precedent.
Horrific capitulation at Harvard. The implications are chilling.
Harvard’s First Black Faculty Deans Let Go Amid Uproar Over Harvey Weinstein Defense
Harvard’s First Black Faculty Deans Let Go Amid Uproar Over Harvey Weinstein Defense