Faculty Group at Southern Methodist U. Wants to Know How Partisan Bush Library Would Be
According to the letter, faculty members at the Dallas institution are concerned that an accompanying policy center for the study of Mr. Bush's presidency would be too biased in favor of Mr. Bush. Out of 609 full-time faculty members and 127 faculty emeriti, 65 signed the letter, which was circulated by Susanne Johnson, an associate professor of theology. Ms. Johnson could not be reached for comment on Sunday.
The letter acknowledges that the university's leadership champions a nonpartisan policy center that would promote objective research about Mr. Bush and his legacy. But it also expresses doubt that the policy center would fulfill such a vision, as Mr. Bush has publicly stated that he envisions the center as a partisan policy think tank, following the model of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University....
comments powered by Disqus
- Russian History Receives a Makeover That Starts With Ivan the Terrible
- Parsing Ronald Reagan’s Words for Early Signs of Alzheimer’s
- Here's a look at history of 'religious freedom' laws
- ‘Hamilton’ Puts Politics Onstage and Politicians in Attendance
- Earth Tectonic Plate Simulation Reveals Our Planet Has Changed A Lot In 200 Million Years
- Historians make it easy for visitors to DC to understand the history of the Mall
- History's Grandin Wins Bancroft Prize for "The Empire of Necessity"
- Nobel prize-winning scientist writes a history of science
- Ken Burns tackles history of cancer