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Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Two profs at UCLA resigned after the school failed to suspend a student who used a "gun" in a classroom performance. It isn't clear if the gun was real or not, but the profs evidently "feared for their lives." In response to the isolated incident, the profs have resigned their $60K+ per year jobs?
From the Los Angeles Times:
Internationally known artists Chris Burden and Nancy Rubins have retired abruptly from their longtime professorships at UCLA in part because the university refused to suspend a graduate student who used a gun during a classroom performance art piece, a spokeswoman for the artists said Friday. "They feel this was sort of domestic terrorism. There should have been more outrage and a firmer response," said Sarah Watson, a director at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, which represents Burden and Rubins. "People feared for their lives."But here is the best part, remember Burden is one of the profs who is quitting over the gun episode:
So, the professor cut his teeth using a REAL gun but the student isn't allowed to do the same? The flower children have truly grown up to become 'The Man.'
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