College Students Protest New Professor—David Petraeus
CUNY lecture picketed by students, staff
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2013 2:26 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The City University of New York may have dropped the salary of its new "visiting professor" David Petraeus from $200,000 to $1, but that hasn't silenced critics of his appointment. Petraeus' teaching appearance at the uni last week drew some 100 protestors, reports the Guardian. "A lot of our students are from countries that have been targeted by the United States," a CUNY professor who helped organize the protest tells CNN. "We don't want someone like him on campus."

Last Monday's incident was caught on a YouTube video, which shows some protestors following Petraeus down the street, calling him a "war criminal" and chanting, "Every class, David!"—a promise to be back to picket every one of his weekly lectures. "Whatever it will take to push him off our campus we will do," says one protestor, per the Guardian. "We know he teaches every Monday."

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NorCalHal
Sep 15, 2013 6:34 PM CDT
WHY would students, supposedly attending college to learn, want to listen to a former general, former diplomat and a person that has years of actual experience leading thousands, making corporate level command decisions and working with politicians of both parties as an instructor when they can have some pot smoking lib or know nothing, never had a real job, academia professor instead.
AEK
Sep 15, 2013 6:09 PM CDT
You may like Petraeus or hate him. Either way, it doesn't mean you can't learn from him.
politicalobsever
Sep 15, 2013 11:58 AM CDT
I think he should give it up too. And leave the scumbags to themselves since they can't handle any real debate or integrity. He served America risking his life if need be and they just take a free ride and attack those that they disagree with. FU!