Monday, August 06, 2007

Bye Bye Barrett

Well, at least he will have more time now to dedicate towards finding those hijackers...

Former University of Wisconsin lecturer Kevin Barrett was denied a fall teaching position he had applied for in the English department, university officials confirmed in July.

Barrett, who brought a great deal of scrutiny to UW last year for his outspoken defense of a Sept. 11 conspiracy theory, wanted to teach a 300-level English course on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales but was not hired because the other candidates were more qualified, according to UW spokesperson Brian Mattmiller.

“The UW-Madison English department received three applications to teach the fall 2007 course on Chaucer. The person who was ultimately chosen … was the best qualified and most experienced candidate,” Mattmiller said.