Northwestern Faculty Force Out Newly-Hired Retired General

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karl eikenberry photoSo much for actual diversity of thought at Northwestern:

Retired Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry, who served as ambassador to Afghanistan in the first Obama term, will not become the inaugural executive director of the school’s new Buffett Institute for Global Studies after dozens of professors blasted his appointment, North by Northwestern reports.

A member of both the Stanford University faculty and American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Eikenberry was touted by Northwestern in a November announcement. But 46 faculty wrote in The Daily Northwestern in February that he was a “non-academic career military officer” and a fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution, making Eikenberry a threat to Northwestern’s “academic integrity.”

Photo by U.S Embassy Kabul Afghanistan

Photo by U.S Embassy Kabul Afghanistan