Wednesday, July 18, 2012

To WSJ on Obama alleged 'professorship'

Chicago Wednesday PM 18 July 2012

Editors, The Wall Street Journal


The Wall Street Journal's Wednesday 17 July 2012 Review and Outlook "Staples vs. Solyndra"  says "Firms like Bain may have helped pay Mr. Obama's salary when he taught law at the University of Chicago. While he was a professor there...." Problem is, Barack Obama was never a professor at the University of Chicago. According to the University’s own “statement” on the matter, at  (a PR posting, not any  part of the faculty’s portion of the site), the best that can be contended for in this regard is that  "[Barack Obama] was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004..and Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as regarded professors, although not full-time or tenure-track." 
Regarded “professors, although not full-time or tenure-track” by whom, the University does not say. Not likely by anyone who is, or aspires ever to be , “full-time or tenure-track.

Arnold H Nelson

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