Saturday, February 13, 2010

Campus shooting in Alabama

Terrible news out of Alabama.
A Harvard-trained biology professor is facing murder charges in the shooting deaths of three faculty members at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, police said early Saturday.


Authorities said Amy Bishop wounded three other employees Friday. She was arrested outside the sciences building where the shooting occurred, authorities said. (CNN)
While the motive hasn't been shared with the public, it must have something to do with the fact that the professor is "Harvard-trained."  Why else would that appear in the first sentence?

1 comment:

  1. That's not the only stereotype here: other stories elaborated that she was a "bright woman who some students said had difficulty explaining complicated topics"-- fine line between genius and insanity, you know.

    "Students' assessments of Bishop varied. Some recalled an attentive, friendly teacher, while others said she was an odd woman who couldn't simplify difficult subjects for students."

    Perhaps more to the point, this story suggests she was denied tenure, which would make this the equivalent of at least one other incident of murder by a faculty member.

    See Salon.com's reproduction of the AP story:

    http://salon.com/wires/us/2010/02/12/D9DR3SA00_us_ala_university_shooting/index.html

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