Apparently makes people ballistic X-D
No really. I don't know if any of you have read the news but my University has been spammed in the interwebz for an adjunct accusing the University of retaliation.
You see, back in the Fall (2011), our University used city funds (tax money) to build a tower on land that they currently don't own but will be deeded to them in about 10 years. On the tower, they put a cross. This professor complained to the media (I was originally under the impression that she went through the schools administration first but was wrong. And this would become a habit of hers.)
Throughout the year, she would send emails requesting that a group of us would speak to the media; I refused each time, and each time her response would be something belittling, insinuating that I was a "bad" person. She would also send out emails, with forms letters, demanding that we send these out to file complaints on her behalf (DoJ, DoE, OCR) I didn't. --The complaints were investigated and dismissed.
Flash Forward to May, when she and 20 other adjuncts were let go. Our University began their accreditation process this semester, and a requirement through SACS was to have more tenured and less adjuncts. Previously we have been under the accreditation of Kingsville.
Since April, she had been bugging a couple of us to speak to a reporter for the San Antonio tabloid, S.A. Current. According to her, the day the article was published, she was terminated (as if, the Administrators are sitting around all day looking for her interviews; they were in Israel visiting partner Universities) I refused again, and was told
From: sissyBRADFORD (she's all over the media anyway)
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 6:28 PM
If you do not talk to Greg Harmon, you are killing the only opportunity I have to shed light on what happened.
Sent from my iPad
***** Light on what? Because, she had forwarded out everything she considered evidence, she forwarded out nasty emails she sent to coworkers that she thought were against her, nasty emails she sent students that she thought were against her (saying that the school should have told her, so she could avoid them) but to the media, she plays the victim.
The school removed the crosses. Her issue, her charges of "threats" were because after she loudly proclaimed that she was "offended" by the crosses, some people took offense to her. She got emails saying that they wished the University would fire her, one person mailed a Christmas card. (she's distributing this to anyone from her sky drive, anyone who emails her and acts like they support her cause)
The thing is, She was a Criminology adjunct, which requires 18 graduate credits of Crim or CJ in addition to a Masters degree (if they don't have a Crim or CJ Masters to begin with.)
She has her resume online, and although she has Masters degrees in Phys Ed and Sociology, she does not have any C.J. or Crim credits. (At this point, I don't even know if her degrees are real.)
Well, I vented on my facebook (which is locked, and not even under my regular email) but my mistake was that we shared one mutual friend, who took a screen shot of me whining about how I felt bamboozled. (I do, I trusted her, and felt bad for her but she was a complete and total liar.) The next thing I know, I have friends emailing me, calling, freaking out because she has this posted on her facebook site with my full name, my location, my college and my program (which tells you what campus I'm on. Graduate is on one campus, Undergrad is another.)
What has me bewildered, isn't her response (because she is really off kilter.) it's people in the media are taking her word, and aren't checking their sources. She isn't hiding her resume, it's public on LinkedIn. The Southern Accreditation Associations standards are public viewing, as are the Universities requirements to be a tenured Criminology professor and to be an adjunct (use Psychology for a comparison - you need 18 credits in the subject matter, ie. CJ or Crim to teach it.)
Oh, and her fake internet lawyers trump me. The lawyer(s) she hired are a PhD Middle Ages historian, a Playwriter from New Jersey and a photographer (from AAUP, FIRE and AU) The first group, wrote a letter demanding that the University obey their associations laws - its like he really is trying to pass himself off as a lawyer. The second does the same thing and even includes some kind of legal defense title. The third, he just wants attention >.<
This just struck me as, I don't know....
She's spamming it everywhere.
"I am available for interviews only if the following individuals are also included in the interview:
Dr. Kreiser, AAUP, http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/contactus.htm
Mr. Bonilla, FIRE, http://thefire.org/people/4092.html
Mr. Lane, AUSA, http://www.au.org/chapters/san-antonio
I will provide documentation supporting my statements and/or URLs for verification."
***and no one is reading or cross checking the validity of the documents.