Former Weather Underground Member And Convicted Felon Now Holds Positions At Columbia, NYU

on 5 April, 2013

If you were involved in an infamous robbery that left two cops and a Brinks guard dead, were a part of the Weather Underground radical group, and spent 22 years in prison for felony murder, your next career move would obviously be to teach at Columbia University. Right?

If you’re Kathy Boudin, 69, then the answer is yes. Boudin has been working at the Columbia School of Social work as an adjunct-professor since 2008 and is referred to by as “an excellent teacher who gets incredible evaluations from her students each year.”

The Weather Underground, for all you guys and gals who haven’t been meticulously reviewing your AP U.S. History notes from high school, was a radical left organization that wanted to like, oh, you know, overthrow the government, among other things. If you take a walk down West 11th between Fifth and Sixth, you can see the plaque which demarcates the Greenwich Village Townhouse explosion. Three members of the Weather Underground were instantly killed while developing a bomb filled with nails and dynamite, and the four-story home was instantly leveled.

The same New York Post article also notes that only three students ever “expressed qualms about her criminal background” out of the hundreds she’s taught (We assume it’s due to the fact that Columbia is desperately seeking the edge they lack in most other categories. We can’t all be taught by Questlove, after all).

But before we jump down Columbia’s throat about the “getaway driver in the heist,” we should also note that NYU sorta kinda might have named Boudin the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at the NYU Law School (Wonder if she approves of J. Sex). Just last month, Boudin gave the 19th annual Rose Sheinberg lecture,on “the politics of parole and re-entry.” At least we now know Columbia and NYU are both equal opportunity employers. Cheers!

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