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He Wouldn't Drink the Hemlock: the Firing of Dr. Leisure Paperback – February 15, 2002
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He explains in clinical detail in his book, subtitled "The Naked Truth," how and why the university decided to end their 21-year relationship. He meticulously documents meetings with university staff - with whom and when - and his union, the University Professionals of Illinois, Local 4100, IFT, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO...
The book in essence boils down to this: If an employer, be it in business, industry or education, wants to get rid of someone, they will find ways of doing so, contracts (or tenure in this case) not withstanding. -- Nude Professor, Dr. Leisure: Larger than Life by Alex Siodmak in Nude & Natural Vol. 16 No. 3 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
University fires foremost expert on nude beaches
Harker shares story on national network.
"Is nothing sacred?...By weakening Western's tenure, our instructors will be cheated, and in the long run, so will the students." Melinda Thompson, Western Courier, December 5, 1990
"WIU is now in the ridiculous position of trying to fire its best-known professor!" Elaine Hopkins, Peoria Journal Star, May 20, 1991
"Nude beach professor in demand... Ridiculous or not, Harker- who made an academic specialty of studying nude beaches - was fired last week by the trustees of the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities..." John M. McGuire, St. Louis Post- Dispatch, July 2, 1991
The wages of skin - Studying nude beaches may have plunged a Western Illinois professor into hot water --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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What disappoints me about the book is that his fellow professors did not stand up for him like they should have. This too could happen to them. Perhaps they thought their tenures would be threatened by taking his side. Or perhaps due to their lack of contributions to the department, felt threatened by him and his publications.
With his documentation, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND how all the different jurisdictions, hearings and proceedings, along with union representation, did not take care of him.
He should SUE, SUE, SUE all the bastards! Surely there is justice with the right representation somewhere. Listen up fellow professors and help him to help yourselves.
Last question, does President Wagoner and Dr. DiGrino have tenure? If so, all Professors should be alerted that they could be next.
BUY THE BOOK AND HELP YOURSELF..