Columbia Teachers College Upholds Firing of Constantine
The editorial goes on to point out that the university failed to do much after students rushed the stage during a speech by an anti-immigration activist, allowed Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak, and gave tenure to Professor Joseph Massad, "who equates the state of Israel with white supremacism." Wow, the Post doesn't like Columbia that much, we guess.
The faculty panel's decision means that now the courts of our state will decide matters once and for all. Eventually. Constantine's lawyer Paul Giacomo issued a lengthy press release, insisting that his client is innocent and vowing to pursue their $200 million defamation lawsuit to the ends of the earth. "The panel's actions are tantamount to a kangaroo court," Giacomo says, adding that the decision was "arbitrary and baseless."