Professor Shanti Singham supports Obama?!

The NH primary is on Tuesday. I spoke to Shanti Singham, who is working for Obama, and she is looking for students to go up there for one or two days this weekend or early next week.

I am shocked by this news. Oh, and isn’t Professor Sam Crane always telling me that I don’t need to worry about professor “proselytizing” students? Indeed, he is. So, Singham is “looking” for students to go campaign for Obama. What, exactly, would she have to do to meet Sam’s definition of proselytizing? Just asking!

Now, to be fair, this is mostly New Years snark. I love it that engaged and engaging professors like Singham teach at Williams. The College needs more professors like Singham, not fewer. And it is a good thing that a professor would invite students to go with her, campaigning or anywhere else. The more time that students spend with professors, in Williamstown or elsewhere, the better.

The problem, as always, is that there are no Williams professors campaigning (or event supporting?) anyone on the Republican side. Looking to go to NH and work for Thompson? Sorry. You are out of luck. Williams does not value ideological diversity among its faculty. This is just the latest example.

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