Bruin Alumni Association Targets ‘Radical’ Faculty
By Malcolm Maclachlan
(published January 17th, 2006)
An organization calling itself the “Bruin Alumni Association” that has no official affiliation with the University of California has published an online list of UCLA professors it deems “radical.”? The Association also posted an online offer to pay students for evidence proving that instructors have been espousing left-wing views in class, in violation of University of California rules.
The Association lists an advisory board of UCLA alumni that includes Senator and current Congressional candidate Bill Morrow, R-San Diego, former Congressman Jim Rogan, and former California Republican Party head Shawn Steel. The group’s founder is Andrew Jones, a 2003 UCLA graduate who has worked as a research assistant to David Horowitz, the right-wing commentator closely identified with criticizing universities for being too liberal.
The Web site, www.uclaprofs.com, lists 31 current and former professors in disciplines such as African-American studies, Chicano studies, education, history and political science. These names are linked to detailed profiles of professors and their activities. There is also a ratings system in which faculty are rated from one to five “black power” fists to indicate how radical they are.