Statement from Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp, regarding Dr. Timothy J.L. Chandler

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KENNESAW, Ga. – (March 9, 2011) —Over the course of the last several days, I have…

Georgia (Mar 9, 2011)KENNESAW, Ga. – (March 9, 2011) —Over the course of the last several days, I have engaged in extensive discussions with Dr. Tim Chandler about his 1998 co-authored article that aroused such debate.  After these discussions, I am convinced that Dr. Chandler is neither Marxist nor anti-American, as some have alleged.

During these discussions, Dr. Chandler also expressed appreciation for the support for his appointment that he has received from the academic community, and declared that “attacks on my character, including the suggestion that I am undemocratic, are baseless.” Further, Dr. Chandler said that he is “not inclined to withdraw from the provost position under the cloud of a Red scare.”


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