Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical, anti-war movement Weather Underground, and her companion Bill Ayers are escorted by federal authorities after surrendering at Cook County Courthouse in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 3, 1989. (AP Photo)
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Some of the names are familiar: Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn and, most recently exposed, Kathy Boudin.
But the College Fix reports there are many more former members of domestic terrorist organizations who now hold esteemed faculty positions at some of America's most prestigious colleges and universities:
“Members of the Weather Underground make up half of this list; some are well known, like Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, Ayers is now retired from the University of Illinois, while Dohrn is still teaching at Northwestern Law,” writes Ryan James Girdusky in a guest blog post Wednesday about the dozen or so former members of domestic terrorist organizations who are now college professors.
From Girdusky's post (as quoted by College Fix):
“Other lesser-known members of the group include Howard Machtinger, who was charged with conspiring to bomb the Detroit Police Officers Association Building and was on the run from the law for five years from 1973 to 1978. Machtinger now works for the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.”
“Another Weatherman alumni, Mark Naison, has been a professor at Fordham University for 43 years. … Eleanor Raskin was also involved in the 1968 Columbia University occupation … She began to teach at the State University of New York in Albany and then later at Albany Law School. … ”
” … Weatherman, Mark Rudd, former spokesman for students in the Columbia student revolt of 1969 … is now retired but spent a long career as a math instructor at the Central New Mexico Community College.”
Read the full report from Girdusky here.
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