Thursday, May 24, 2007

An Interesting Site ...

In fact, a site dedicated to: exposing and documenting Harvard University's pattern of admitting and hiring individuals with credible and public records of war crimes and human rights abuses.

War Criminals at Harvard , found over at Laila's blog ... intriguing stuff.

Before you get mad with me Paul, they have some basic criteria re: outing Harvard students as war criminals.

They write: We have some basic criteria for inclusion in our “Rogues’ Gallery.”

First, the individual must have a credible and publicly documented record of having committed or having command responsibility for war crimes or serious human rights abuses. We are not interested in mere opinions, institutional affiliation, or "guilt by association," but rather responsibility for specific acts, often with specific victims.

Second, the abuses and war crimes in question must have taken place before the individual came to Harvard. We are obviously not trying to hold the university accountable for admitting someone who later went on to become a war criminal.

Third, the individual must have had some sort of affiliation with Harvard University, either as a student, a faculty member, an employee, a research fellow, or a visiting scholar. We are not including mere guest speakers, who should give public presentations and should be similarly challenged in the open.

4 comments:

V-Grrrl said...

Oh sure, NOW you tell me. My niece starts at Harvard in the fall. God, I hope she's not a war criminal. I always thought she was just a nice Grrrl. : )

woman wandering said...

Well v-grrrl, you never can tell. You leave home for a while and all kinds of stuff can happen ... ;)

Peter said...

Read this partial biography of a former Harvard student:

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Name: George Walker Bush
Birth date: July 6, 1946
Education: Bachelor's degree, Yale University, 1968; MBA, Harvard University, 1975
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They don't hire them, they seem to produce them.

But then again:

"We are obviously not trying to hold the university accountable for admitting someone who later went on to become a war criminal."

An outstanding disclaimer ;)

woman wandering said...

Oh Peter, I did have a wee laugh as I read this ... I didn't realise George managed Harvard.

I can see why the disclaimer might need to be so clear now.

Interesting site though ... :)