Murder Prof Amy Bishop Now Sane…Changes Plea from “Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity” to GUILTY!

Dr. Amy Bishop, the Harvard-trained PhD who attempted to slaughter her University of Alabama colleagues as they sat in a 2010 department meeting, has plead “guilty” to one count of capital murder and assorted attempted-murder charges. Like her fellow Harvard alum, Dr. Ted Kazcynski, she’ll spend the rest of her life in jail. I am […]

Move Over, Amy Bishop: It’s STILL All About Process

Shush…be quiet…listen carefully: those mewling sounds you hear ever so faintly are urgent cris du coeur on behalf of former University of Virginia student George Huguely from academics worried about his right to “due process” from the university. This would be the same George Huguely who has withdrawn from the University of Virginia and therefore […]

Amy Bishop: I Don’t Remember. I Might Be Sorry. Do I Still Have a Job?

The comments attributed to Murder Prof. Amy Bishop in the aftermath of her rebuttal to her negative tenure decision read like a Letterman top-ten list. When handcuffed and shoved into a police car last Friday, she calmly told a reporter that her murder spree “didn’t happen. There’s no way. They’re still alive.” Then, after she’d […]

The Frightening Similarities of Amy Bishop and Nidal Hasan

I can’t get the comparison of Assistant Professor Amy Bishop and Major Nidal Hasan out of my mind. The superficial similarities are all there: two highly educated professionals, both described as “oddball,” finding themselves in a place they never wanted to be. In Bishop’s case, that place was the purgatory of the terminal year post-tenure […]

You Have to Read It to Believe It

When a college professor goes on a shooting rampage, it’s big news in the world of higher education. The following excerpt is from The Chronicle of Higher Education Newsletter: Last updated February 13, 9:39 p.m., U.S. Eastern time More Coverage: Twitter: Live Updates From Huntsville | Forum: Personnel Policies and Workplace Violence | From the […]