Friday, August 22, 2003
Cynthia McKinney, the feisty former 4th District congresswoman, is headed for the Ivy League.Wonder how many East Indians will enjoy her lectures? Jewish students? Cannot wait for the announcement of a visiting professorship to Pat Robertson.
Officials at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., confirmed that McKinney has been named a visiting professor at the institution. Under her contract, she will serve as a guest lecturer for three years, beginning this fall.
"Cynthia McKinney is a person of considerable achievement in the political sphere," said Porus Olpadwala, dean of Cornell's School of Architecture, Art and Planning, who served as chairman of the 13-member faculty committee that selected McKinney for the part-time professorship.
"She is an internationally renowned advocate for voting rights and human rights. She has taken clear stands on a number of critical issues and been a strong voice in Congress," Olpadwala said.