Some papers appear as scanned Portable Document Files (PDF) and others as reconstructed HTML files and graphics. They form a body of academic work - compiled during more than ten years of doctoral research - which resided on mainframe computers at Rensselaer (RPI) and University of Washington (UW) as text and graphics.
A faculty chairperson at RPI and an administrator at UW maliciously destroyed or otherwise denied access to those databases. Due to the small capacity of personal computer hard drives and accessories of that era no independent backup data exists. Officials also altered or destroyed official transcripts.
Reconstructed databases containing all of the required work for two PhD degrees (all of it published and most of it peer-reviewed) will appear in due course. Meanwhile, scanned images will occupy some pages pending retyping or reformatting text and redrawing all graphics. Many illustrations will need replacing which means reestablishing sources.
The publications list contains some interesting documents selected from probably thousands produced using cutting-edge technology in more than sixty years of writing, graphic design, and systems invention. In some cases, the author developed the technology to meet the need for specialized digital publication. Several of the document paradigms resulted in typographic encoding which later supported desktop publishing systems.
Whores of Academe
Whores of Academe describes the surreal behavior of administrators and faculty members. Their harassment amounts to breach of contract and fraud.
University of Washington has a new president, Mark A. Emmert. Will he gratefully assume the position as head of the whorehouse or will he introduce some honesty and integrity by addressing the injustices that he inherited from a drunken whoremonger?
Contra Cabal, a compendium of Op-Ed columns and exposé on the practice of political correctness, denial of academic freedom, and elder abuse, has published since January 1993 as a web-based, electronic journal. It now has a circulation of more than 110,000/hits some months. Dereliction by UW officials (state employees) precipitated the original notion to create a publication independent of the university.
Editorial describes legitimate complaints that officials neglected to address and process. Instead of using lawful procedure, administrators used censorship, prior restraint, denial of computer access, and expropriation of research and editorial databases, to harass this professor and retired CEO while working on a Special Doctor of Philosophy degree.
The university denied due process of law on grievances that ranged from prior restraint and intentional harassment to age and gender discrimination. Prior restraint applies to the denial of the constitutional right of a journalist/professor (or anyone else for that matter) to gather and publish information or opinions without institutional control or fear of reprisal.
Administrators made frivolous claims of rules infraction to deny computer access in support of aberrant administrative ideologies and to prevent publication of exposé. They covered up that censorship by misusing their power to deny due process of law.
The US constitution establishes limits to the power of institutions. It also denies university administrators the power arbitrarily to deprive others of their constitutional rights. Such arrogance manifests the quintessence of academic totalitarianism at both these universities.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) found probable cause after a nine-month investigation by an independent lawyer. However, UW lawyers and WA attorneys general thwarted due process by making a composition with an ACLU administrator and convening kangaroo courts. They did a similar thing with a complaint filed with US Department of Education.
State officials and university administrators know that if a university receives federal funding and wishes to punish an individual by word or deed then the Constitution requires that that punishment must result from due process of law.
The law presupposes that university officials have a knowledge of the law and apply it equally. Only those universities that function within the law preserve the individual freedoms granted by the Constitution despite the self-government privileges that university and state officials possess.
Both Rensselaer (a private university) and University of Washington (a public institution) deny both faculty members and students the basic protection that courts provide as a right even to shoplifters. They do not make formal charges and present no evidence before convening kangaroo courts. Frequently, individuals neither know the names of their accusers nor the names of adverse witnesses.
They hold these “courts” in absentia thereby denying accused individuals an opportunity to present a defense. In addition, they deny basic rights in law by disallowing either oral testimony or written affidavits by defense witnesses. The accused individuals, whose only transgression probably relates to exercise of freedom of expression, do not have access to oral recordings or written transcripts of testimony that would enable them to appeal the findings.
Due process requires notice and preliminary hearings before expulsion of doctoral candidates for cause or enforced resignation of faculty members. Legislators have recognized that unlawful and vague definitions, and secret investigation without accountability or due process, lead to extreme politicization and totalitarian control.
Officials at both universities consistently use opinionated, self-serving dicta instead of formal resolution or determination of issues using promulgated procedures. This has resulted in blatant denial of civil rights and due process. These denials have destroyed careers and precluded individuals from earning a livelihood.
Attorney Generals in both New York and Washington State, with full knowledge of these unlawful acts, have not charged the perpetrators with any crimes or even investigated them. Republication of this body of academic work represents a first step in making perpetrators of injustice accountable.
These issues will not come to rest until both universities comply with law. The presidents of both institutions must arrange for independent investigation then discipline or indict the people responsible. They clearly and deliberately participated in unlawful activities. They have consistently denied civil rights and livelihood.
University officials, faculty members, and attorneys general, have broken laws, framed evidence to support sham disciplinary proceedings, and covered up kangaroo court findings. Only an independent investigator can fairly examine the voluminous documents which support these contentions.
In Washington state, the Attorney General must arrange for the Superior Court to call a grand jury or petition the Supreme Court for an order appointing a special inquiry judge. This could include the organized crime advisory board naming a special prosecutor.
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