Friday, March 6, 2009

Impressions from Day 1 of the New School Religion/Secular Conference

3/5/2009--Greetings from NYC, where the New School for Social Research is hosting a Conference on the U.S case of the religious/secular divide. Many big names are on the program and the presentations are impressive. Yet, my overwhelming reaction is disappointment.

I thought coming in that the point of the Conference would be to examine the presumptions of secularism and assess their adequacy. Thus, religion and secularism would appear as equals, and the worldview of each would be subject to critique. There were panelists who could have done this, such as Jose Casanova, who spoke on Secularism as an ideology.

Instead, the Conference has treated secularism as already an adequate way of encountering the world, without even raising the question of whether that is truly so. The organizers seem to share that view and those attending the Conference also seem to share it.

This is important to me because my efforts to reform secularism, to open it up to religious insight, are dependent on an understanding that secularism’s assumptions are not simply naively true. Thus, my recent post on Huffington (The Fight for the Soul of Secularism, was met with the usual comments about people creating their own meaning and values, the emptiness of spiritual experience, and the harm and irrationality of religion. I thought this high-powered Conference would begin the process of throwing these, and other, assumptions into question.

It has been quite the opposite. The most powerful voices at the Conference have been Charles Taylor and Daniel Dennett. Dennett presented his usually powerful coherent defense of materialism and science as whatall that is real. ("What you are, your presumed self, is actually an alliance of machines in your brain"). There was no one to take him on at that level, no one to expose the hidden, and not even hidden, ontology that Dennett is pushing. There was no one who even tried to show that these assumptions are not themselves science, but faith claims.

Taylor was even worse in a way. He proposed dissolving the religious realm altogether, leaving all claims of conscience on an equal footing before the secular state. Taylor could not see that his vaunted value of the neutral state is impossible and even silly, since the state already endorses capitalism and nationalism, among many other values.

This became very clear when, in response to a question from the audience, Taylor stated that an uncompromising pro-life position is anti-democratic, presumably because it refuses to put the personhood of the unborn to a vote and genuinely accept the result. Taylor would have called Lincoln anti-democratic because Lincoln refused to accept Douglas’ proposal of popular sovereignty as the answer to the slavery issue. One cannot vote on the humanity of the slave, answered Lincoln. The membership of the human family is a precondition of democracy, not an issue democracy can resolve. Just so in abortion. Fundamentally, the two sides differ over who is a human being. Democracy functions only after that question is resolved. Neither side in that debate is more democratic than the other. My objection is that Taylor’s defense of neutrality and conscience masks just such power-plays and not just about abortion.

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  1. Monday, April 20, 2009
    Robert Latham at New School Allowed Ethnic Albanian To Condone Genocide Against Serbian Orthodox Christians in Kosovo Posted 3/2/2009 2:37 PM EST

    Robert Latham at New School Allowed Ethnic Albanian To Condone Genocide Against Serbian Orthodox Christians in Kosovo
    Posted 3/2/2009 2:37 PM EST

    I couldn’t get the link right so read the scoop here -> Robert Latham at New School
    Miss Jill Louis Star wrote:
    />> > Dear Friends: I have told this factual autobiographical account prior. However, this
    was during the height of NATO’s illegal war launched against Jugoslavija so I am unsure if this
    e-mail ever reached the entire audience for which it was intended. Hence, I am re-sending a brief
    account of whereby one United States University in New York City assisted Bill Clinton and
    Tony Blair in plotting, orchestrating, launching and perpetuating Albanian-KLA Nationalism and
    ethnic genocide directed against the Orthodox Christian Serbs in Kosovo. (See Attachment for
    formal proof).
    />> >
    />> > I. It was in the Fall of 1997, my first semester in graduate school at the New School for
    Social Research when I noticed the bulletin on the wall that announced the Albanian Pro-KLA
    Nationalist Fatmos Ljubonia was going to give a lecture on Albanian Nationalism at the New
    School for Social Research in NYC (5th and 14th Streets in Wolffe Conference Room 2nd
    floor). This lecture was undoubtedly funded by the USIP and the WPI (the World Policy Institute
    resides on the fourth floor of the schools location).
    />> >
    />> > II. Evidently, this particular lecture sparked my interest like none other owing to my serious
    commitment in following the various political & international trends regarding the Kosovo / Serbia
    & Bosnia wars and what would occur next. Therefore I made it my business to sit in on this
    />> >
    />> > III. At that time, primarily the students attending this lecture and (it was a full house) were
    from parts of the world (like Asia) who knew nothing about Serbia and Kosovo. So they were
    very interested to hear what Fatmos Ljubonia had to say about the plight of the ethnic Albanians
    in Kosovo. There were only two graduate students who really knew what was going on in
    Kosovo at that time between the Albanians and the Serbs. (me and this Albanian student). I sat
    in for about 1 and 1/2 hours taking notes and listening. Then I left. Here is a short and brief
    description of the lecture.
    />> >
    />> > IV. Primarily Fatmos at first attempted to elicit as much sympathy as humanly possible from
    the New School graduate students. He began the lecture by explaining that the Serbian
    government had imprisoned him for 20 years. and treated him in an inhumane manner. He did not
    explain why to us.
    />> >
    />> > V. He quickly then shifted (to be blunt)–he spent the rest of his lecture lying to the
    (students) about the current situation in Kosovo. He supplied lies as answers to the students
    questions about Serbia, Albania and Kosovo and Fatmos completely bad-mouthed the Serbian
    government blaming it, for myriad human right violations not only committed against him (as he
    claimed) but also against him all ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
    />> >
    />> > VI. He completely this question and answer session quite pleased with himself since most
    of my classmates later indicated to me that they were shocked to hear about the conditions under
    which Fatmos claimed the ethnic Albanians were living under in Kosovo. I knew the man was a
    filthy liar but I could not say anything at the time. So he lied lied and he lied more!
    />> >
    />> > VI. As I said I left early but I will never forget his phrase stating: “I, Fatmos Ljubonia, have
    come to the New School for Social Research to ask you, The New School students, to give me,
    Fatmos Ljubonia, new creative nationalist ideas to PROMOTE AND TO CONSTRUCT A
    />> >
    />> > VII. Now there were a hell of a lot of New School faculty members also present who
    knew the truth about what really was going on between Serbia, the Western liberal think tanks at
    the New School for Social Research and their king, Bill Clinton regarding Kosovo. However,
    evidently these were the same political science professors such as David PLotke who later
    tossed me out of graduate school only three weeks prior my anticipated MA graduation date on
    April 22 1999 at knife point (we all know about my Civil Rights Case against the school
    />> >
    />> > VIII. I, Jill Starr have always stood up for the right political and social group, the Serbs of
    course. For it was not the Serbian authorities fault that NATO members and their corrupted
    politicians with a guilty as hell mens rea instigated and escalated the present ethnic contentions
    and genocide now occurring in Kosovo today!
    />> >
    />> > XV. For this reason it does not surprise me that the semester before I was tossed out of
    school by POL SCI DEPT. CHAIR David Plotke, during my classes with the renown Robert
    Latham (from the SSRC in NYC) no one did anything when my Albanian classmate stated in
    front of many UN Diplomats that he 100% promoted “ethnic genocide against the Orthodox
    Christian Serbs in Kosovo!” Of course I reported the incident to both my human rights professor
    Adamantia Polllis and also the Dept. Chair David Plotke, yet neither of them did a damn thing!
    What they did do is allow my Albanian classmate to continue going to school and graduate while
    they decided to throw me out of school and ruin my life to the best of their corrupt abilities!
    />> >
    />> > X. The Albanian classmate of mine even said to me in front of Robert Latham’s entire class
    (FALL 1998) this to me when I said I’d like to see a copy of his paper which he said is written to
    promote ethnic genocide against Orthodox Christian Serbs in Kosovo this— />”Jill, you will
    surely die before you ever see my term paper!” The New School faculty threw me out and kept
    the genocidal Albanian on April 22 1999! See attachments!
    />> >
    />> > PS: I’d like to give some lectures describing this experience in America to my friends in
    Serbia. David PLotke even came towards me with a swiss army knife!
    />> >
    />> > Respectfully,
    />> > Miss Jill Louise Starr USA
    />> > PO BOX 635
    />> > Newfoundland NJ 07435 USA
    />> > (973) 208-8372

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    New School Professor Louise Tilly Fails Russian

    Friday, April 24, 2009
    Vladyko Theodore Grrew Up in Tsar Nicholas Palace Old Russia

    His grave site is here in West Milford and I try to visit his grave often as possible.

    In Orthodox Christian Churches worldwide, it is well documented that many years ago when president of Peugeot Oil Company in France was still alive; he wrote his will. After passing away, in his will he designated Vladyko Theodore that you see in the photo above, to undertake his funeral services. This was when Vladyko Theodore was a much younger man; my story can be verified.

    Vladyko Theodore who was not in France at the time of his death, came thereto as wishes in the will revealed. There were several close relatives and friends at the funeral services witnessesing this, then.

    Vladyko Theodore as I am told walked into a room where the dead man laid closing the door.

    After about an hour of praying in the room alone, Vladyko Theodore walked out with the formerly dead president of the aforementioned oil company alive (the man walked out with VLadyko Theodore ALLIVE, in other words).

    The variant persons waiting outside the door claim to have seen an ’uncreated light’ emanating from the room in which Vladyko Theodore prayed with the dead man; from whence the light emerged it is unknown.

    This is only one of the many miracles Vladyko Theodore is known for.

    Before Romanov family in Russia was executed by the Bolshevik’s, Empress Alexandra gave to Vladyko Theodore (+), the beard of Saint Seraphum of Sarov.

    It was in his possession until he passed it onto a monastic order of monks in Texas in the United States before the year 2000.

    Moreover, we here in West Milford, NJ had an Orthodox Christian priest join us from England. His name was, Father Alban; he recently passed on.

    He had worked for England’s police force; he had his leg/s amputated (I don’t remember now if both were amputated or merely one).

    Notwithstanding, before he came to stay at the Holy Name Abbey in West Milford NJ where I attend church, he was scheduled in England for surgery; he had prostate cancer. The evening prior to his surgery, he claims Vladyko Theodore (who had long since passed away) came to him in a vision telling him his cancer would be cured, but he would have to pray harder for God to cure his Kisney damage (I am unsure what this meant-pray harder) but this is whereby he explained to me his story.

    The next morning he went to the hosptial in England where he was scheduled for cancer surgery. Upon entering the hospital, he asked the doctors to re-examine him to see if he still had prostate cancer; the doctors replied ”this is ridiculous, of course you still have cancer...”

    After strongly insisting, the doctor’s re-examined him and they were astounded to discover his cancer was truely gone.

    More true stories about my former spiritual father soon.

    Louise Tilly at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, failed me in my required class ”historiography” doing all she could to forbid me in writing my paper on the subject of Russian royalty, God and/or Vladyko Theodore (she herself was a self proclaimed feminine Marxist).

    She could NEVER have herself, found these amazing historical facts on the Russian Romanov family from other primary sources than myself really becuse most have died. You’d think she’d be interested in the subject; not so!

    I am one of the only American women ever possessing historical primary resources on the Romanov family from Vladyo Theodore and also from my lady friend whose father was for a short time before he was assasinated, the King of Serbia.

    Liljana Piper is a former Serbian Duchess and her and her family used to live at the Holy Name Abbey in West Milford for about 25 years. They recently returned to Serbia after becomming American citizens.

    I am very sad because Liljana has cancer now and is very ill. I always wanted to see her again; she is like a mother to me. I don’t have funds to visit her in Beograd.

    She married Serbia’s most famous football / soccer player, Branko Piper who is in the World ALmanac for managing to keep the same soccer position for the longest time of anyone in the world.

    I met a man whose nickname was, ”LaAstBaron” when I used to go on the Prodigy chatrooms.

    He was a Hungarian Baron; last in his line of sucession he informed me. He now works in diplomatic capacity at a Hungarian Embassy in the Consul section. I have not spoken with him in many years.

    He came to visit with me when I lived in Newfoundland NJ off Route 23 Nrth by Oak Ridge Road. He was engaged to a Serbian woman at the time.

    He came to visit for the purpose of my introducing him to my freind Liljana Piper (her maiden name was Voyonivoc-I cannot spell it correctly now please forgive me).

    They wanted to meet and discuss the ousting of the monarchy in their respective countries and also chat about the rich history shared between their two respective countries (Hungary and Yugoslavia).

    It was like Camelot.

    You should have been there when the Hungarian Baron knelt before Liljana, kissing her hand and both of them after so many years of tensions between Hungary and Yugoslavia resolved so many differences and became friends.

    I am hnoored to have been a part of that meeting.

    ’Last Baron’ I meant. Sorry I mispelled.

    He lived in Staten Island; this is a fe verifiable verity.
    Posted by lpcyusa at 10:57 AM 0 comments
    Re: Civil Rights Case# 02-99-2132

    Office for Civil Rights & US Dept. of Education (District II / NY)
    Mr. John Carroll
    75 Park Place
    New York, NY 10007

    Jill L Starr
    PO BOX 635
    Newfoundland NJ 07435

    Re: Civil Rights Case# 02-99-2132

    Dear Mr. Carroll,
    I am writing you concerning a matter of grave and immanent importance regarding my Appeal on Civil Rights Case #02-99-2132.
    As you may be aware, I was granted an extension of time by the New School for Social Research to satisfy the incomplete grade in the course entitled Political Development taught by Professor Adamantia Pollis which I was forced to accept an incomplete grade in last Spring 1999. The extension granted to me gives me until mid-May 2000 to complete the paper which is the principle requirement for this course.

    In order to complete this paper I need to consult with Professor Pollis, and also have access to the New School University Library which has been denied me in spite of repeated requests to allow me access to this and other necessary New School facilities.
    It may be of further interest to note, that I am currently on a medical leave of absence from the University that I currency attend. Hence, I wish to seek a further extension of the deadline for completion of this course.

    I have attempted to contact all of the administrators of the New School for Social Research involved in my Civil Rights Case# 02-99-2132 including Nancy Shealy (Political Science Dept. Secretary) who has repeatedly hung up on my telephone calls on all occasions to the school which have all been without success.
    Furthermore, the New School administration had assured me that I would be granted access to necessary library and other facilities if I contacted the New School VP of Student Affairs Ms. Linda Reimer who would arrange for security guards to accompany me.
    Needless to say this has caused me to suffer grave emotional consequences. VP Linda Reimer has persistantly refused for the last six months to honor this and other New School agreements concerning the aforementioned.

    If the New School persists in this refusal to honor its own agreements, I think it is only fair that they should immediately grant me a monetary refund for the tuition I paid for Professor Pollis’s Political Development course ASAP.
    I can supply strong evidence to support these assertions and I would appreciate your earliest attention to this matter. Thanking you in advance for your gracious help. I remain

    Respectfully Yours,

    Miss Jill Louise Starr
    (973) 208-8372
    Posted by lpcyusa at 10:17 AM 0 comments

    This is my original letter pleading to complete my education to pay off my student loans; I defaulted having my social security garnished now


    I am requesting a formal hearing by the New School University Wide Committee on Harassment. I have filed numerous and grave discriminatory harassment complaints against certain New School Graduate Faculty Officials as well as professors. My complaints have not been appropriately dealt with or resolved in either an honest or a moral manner by New School Graduate Faculty members as far as I am concerned. Furthermore, Eliza Nichols, the very first person against whom I filed an initial complaint against for her emotionally abusive behavior directed at me on March 30th, 1999, (as Dean McIntyre is well aware of), is in a DIRECT “conflict of interest” when it comes to dealing with any other complaints that I may have filed. She should neither be meddling nor partaking in my legal New School complaint mediation process, unless, it concerns the complaint that I filed against her. I am a State of NJ Certified Court Mediator so I familiar with these issues. Eliza presumably is one of

    the few persons who Dean McIntyre seems to be dealing with (see the CC on his

    letters, which bar me from future studies at the New School, dated May 29 1999).

    I allege that certain New School Graduate Faculty Department Officials have been impeding, and with malicious intent, my:

    graduating from the New School for Social Research which was supposed to take place this past week.
    Registering for any class given at the New School Universityregardless of either a) the division, or b) even if I have the cold cash to pay for classes by myself. This is explicit and direct, Discriminatory Harassment! These are VERY serious Civil Right violations that have been committed directly against me by many New School Graduate Faculty Members and I want them seriously investigated. I further allege:
    Professor Louise Tilly gave me a bad grade of a C- last semester
    Fall 1998) due to her discriminating against me for my strong belief in

    God. I allege Professor Tilly clearly disdains my Orthodox

    Christian Faith. Her assistant professor was an atheist man from Iran. I have both Atheist and Human Secularist friends. I never encountered any

    such a problems prior either in or out of university settings before I took,

    Professor Tilly’s historiography class last semester. All one needs to do is to view a few of the copy written works written by Charles and Louise Tilly to clearly see their seemingly clear distaste for religion in general. In one such work that I ironically read for another class there were quotes from Mr. and Mrs. Tilly, on religion. It went something like this: ‘religion must be destroyed because it is the opiate of the people and also it impedes Marxist-Communist Revolutions.’ I also allege that Professor Tilly does not have the historical background and/or knowledge necessary for grading pre-Revolutionary Theological Orthodox Christian Historical sources to enable her to grade my historiography paper on Empress Aleksandra from the, Fall 1998 semester.

    I am a member of the Int’l Romanov Society. The Orthodox Christian Church is prepared to support my case against Ms. Tilly. Various Church members and even Archbishop have seen Professor Tilly’s comments on my paper. They also have seen the manner in which Professor Tilly revised my Orthodox Christian Theological

    sources which were in quotes in my paper. The Church will be my witness

    against Ms. Tilly at this hearing that I am now requesting! To me, what

    Professor Tilly has done even worse than pure plagiarism! I have a copy

    of the paper here. Almost all her corrections are either “crossing directly

    through my religious references to God/religion”, and/or revising the meaning of my theological sources entirely. This is not acceptable behavior from a New School Professor. As for Professor Tilly’s own complaints about the “formatting” of the paper. Ms.Tilly readily admits to having lost my original paper. I therefore had to give her a rough draft of an old paper from last semester. Luckily I had left after I had a hard disk crash left year.

    Therefore is Professor Tilly is displeased with my formatting, it is her own fault since she admits to printing this rough draft from an e-mail attachment herself! I have proof here. I also have a note here from Ms. Louise Tilly indicating that she would be happy to allow me to “revise” the paper. However, the Orthodox Christian Church and I both agree that the substance of the paper should remain as is. It is important for Historians to understand whereby Orthodox Christians understand and conduct “historiography.” I took the Cultural approach to historiography that President of the American Historical Association took, Lynn Hunt, in the book that I read for Ms. Tilly’s class entitled, “Telling the Truth about History.” (I have a copy Professor Tilly’s syllabus)

    As for my more serious complaint against Professor Plotke. On

    April 22,1999 Professor Plotke and I had a meeting to discuss my future

    at the New School. David Plotke has barred my registering for: Fall 1999,

    summer 1999 classes, and also any future studies at the New School. I still

    am told by Dean McIntyre that Jill Starr is absolutely forbidden to so

    much as take one class now or in the future at the New School for Social

    Research, even, if I personally pay for a class with my own cash!

    The New School has ads in both NYC Newspapers, and also Subways in NYC for students. Hence, I find it exceedingly discriminatory that Jill Starr is being told that she has not has human right to register for summer classes or any other classes at the New School University.

    Back to David Plotke now: On April 22, 1999 at approximately 5-5:30pm, Professor David Plotke called me into his office and told me that I was no longer a student at the New School! I had no prior oral or written warning before David Plotke told me that I was no longer a New School student in his very emotionally abusive manner! Furthermore, I, Jill Starr, never once broke any New School rule or regulation as Dean McIntyre’s May 29th 1999 letter confirms. In this letter May 29, 1999 (I will send you the copies of it) Dean McIntyre states that he and the New School Graduate Faculty all “met”, and collectively decided to strangle and condemn to “death”, Jill Starr’s future studies at the New School for Social Research. Also, Professor and Chair of Political Science David Plokte used a “non-verbal” fighting word. I allege Mr. David Plotke came towards me in his office with a small camping knife/file on that same date and time Moreover, David Plotke on that date tried to “BRIBE ME” into accepting his so called “deal”. In David Plotke’s “deal”, he tried to verbally coerce me to accept this following “bribe” (I am truthful and it was a BRIBE!): David Plotke’s “bribery story” goes like this: ‘I David Plotke am willing to offer you (Jill Starr), a deal/BRIBE… since you are no longer welcomed to take classes at the New can accept that your future studies and any hopes for entering into the Ph.D. program are through…and Jill, if you agree to not cause me any problems (like filing complaints against David Plotke he meant to say).and you (Me) take this bribe nicely, then I, David Plotke, will read over your MA Thesis and allow you to one day graduate.’ I REFUSED TO ACCEPT DAVID’S BRIBERY! He got angry and told me to get out of his office. I went directly to the Office of Student Affairs and then I filed a formal complaint in my own hand writing (I have a copy here and it will be mailed to you certified next Tuesday after Labor Day). David Plotke is unsure as to whether my voice activated “mike was on” at the time since David also said basically, ‘Either, ‘Jill Starr accepts my deal and she

    does not register for Fall l999 classes at the New School OR, she never

    Graduates at all.” This is illegal behavior that David Plotke took

    part in, never mind it being 100% underhanded and also unethical!

    Now let me explain some of my complaint against Eliza Nicholas: Eliza Nicholas is woman whom I have a clear open and shut case against! I will prove to the world if necessary that on March 30 1999 when I met with Eliza, she was only acting as David Plotke’s, “hatchet woman” (David did not want to do the toss Jill Starr out of the New School “dirty work himself, obviously we know why. So Eliza Nicholas attempted to verbally abuse me into, and in the process of such abuse, Eliza proceeded to clearly “lie” to me (a student at the New School at the time), about New School student regulations which is a VERY, serious offence. (I am sure that you all would agree). Eliza Nicholas on March 30 1999 told me that I had no “choice”. She told me that Jill Starr MUST, take an, “indefinite leave of absence from the New School in the Fall 1999 semester.” I refused to do this! I STILL REFUSE TO DO IT!

    My doctor thinks that my attending the New School is the best thingfor helping my emotional well being (minus any abusive discriminatory

    harassment from any New School Officials)! Now Eliza told me that after I took this “indefinite leave of absence” in the Fall of 1999, that “you (Jill) cannot come back to the New School as a student ‘Jill IS EVALUATED BY NEW SCHOOL PSCCHIATRISTS!” Eliza also told me,’YOU MUST CHANGE YOU MEDICATIONS JILL— BEFORE YOU RETURN TO THE NEW SCHOOL!’ My doctor called Professor Adamantia Pollis about this incident and I am sure that Addie will fill you all in on the discourse between herself, and my doctor about the Eliza incident!’ My doctor fully is against this inhumane treatment directed against me by New School Professors and Officials! I have become exceedingly depressed with suicidal feeling (and increased anxiety) because of the manner in which the New School has treated my complaints! This has impaired most of my daily functions, including writing my paper this Summer for Addie Pollis! My doctor says it is absolutely absurd that Eliza demand from me (she has no authority to tell me that I am no longer a student! And as far as David Plotke goes, David can only bar me from future studies WITH THE PROVOST’S Permission (see page 63 student handbook) And this is a power that only the New School, PROVOST has that David Plotke took into his own hands by DISMISSING ME, A STUDENT ON THE SPOT on April 22, 1999! Prof. Plotke took matters into his own hands (the law into his own hands it seems when he in an extremely criminal manner to told me, Jill Starr, that I should leave the school 4-ever. Eliza also demanded that I take an immediate leave of beginning this Fall 1999. BUIT NOW: Dean McIntyre and Eliza (see letters to come via certified mail), that Jill Starr am, thrown out of the the New School Completely! This is criminal behavior and nothing more! Even my doctor states that the Fall 1999 semester is almost half a year away! She thought that I need time off this summer perhaps! I get it anyway it seems!

    Then we have the grave matter of Eliza Nicholas VIOLATING MY FEDERAL HUMAN RIGHTS (US LAW)! She violated the patient - client federal confidentiality law when Eliza Nicolas, after I told her that in NO MANNER WOULD I ALLOW HER TO CALL MY DOCTOR WITHOUT MY WRITTEN CONSENT, she did it anyway! She called Dr. Charlotte Piuck and without my legal written consent to attempt to get my doctor to tell her, that “I was dangerous”. I allege that she committed this illegal and mindless Action only for the purpose of Eliza 1) trying to assist David Plotke throw me out of the New School in an emotionally abusive manner, and 2) to protect her own job because I also accused her of violating my “CIVIL RIGHTS”!

    This is entirely inappropriate behavior for New School Graduate Faculty

    Members to engage in! Then I have Dean McIntyre’s letters (this is

    what this is a response to). I allege that Linda Reimer lied in those letter

    as did Dean McIntyre. Either this, or, they do not have proper information

    or memories. Also there is the grave issue of Nancy Shealy e-mailing me

    to inform that “David will be away until August 1999 so not to come to

    meet with him on April 22 1999.”! I complained against Nancy Shealy also

    (I have copies!)Since Addie Pollis e-mailed me (I have copies),

    saying that she will have no choice but to” support the New School”

    in their Criminally Abusive Civil Right Violations against me..—–

    —>By the way Addie, I hope that you change you mind now after you know

    the FULL TRUTH!) ..........I now allege, that Professor Pollis has

    rejected at least FOUR, 10-15 page term papers I submitted to her this semester as rough drafts for my completing her course requirement for the , Politics of Development. It is quite clear at this point (I have seen this before many a time over) that New School Officials are impeding my completing Addie Pollis’a class. How? They are pressuring Addie Pollis I allege and am ready to prove, not to allow me to “pass her class”. Illegal, yes, but it happens all the time!

    Furthermore, Addie Pollis is a professor I have always greatly admired. Admantia Pollis and I never prior, had any problems about her “understanding my topics/papers.” In fact, Addie Pollis IS, the ONLY Professor

    that I can still “somewhat respect” at the New School now. From my first

    semester at the New School, Addie Pollis came to me and asked me “WHEREFORE

    MY WRITING WAS SO FRAGMENTED”. (I have an attention deficit disorder, which worsens with stress)! Addie and only Anthony Pereira have attempted to accommodate my disability! David Plotke “said it is not up for discussion on April 22 1999 when he through me out of the New School!” Gee, thanks David (for nothing that is)!

    In fact Addie Pollis, she has up to now always assisted me because

    she knows that Jill Starr has been on permanent disability for about 9

    years (SOCIAL SECURITY). Anthony Pereira was another very good professor.

    I took his class Military State and Society (A PRO-SEMINAR DAVID!) in my

    Fall 1997 semester at the New School. I was told by BOTH 1) David Plotke,

    and 2) JIM NOLT, that later this class could perhaps be used as a pro-seminar.

    There are the other 3 credits David Plotke you claim that impede

    my graduation! Most every one of the University Officials whom I have filed official complaints against for they’re abusive discriminatory harassment against me should not, and this goes double for the case of Ms. Eliza Nichols who has a direct conflict of interest in my case since I have filed a formal complaint against her. Professor David Plotke suspended me from the New School and also any future studies on April 22, 1999 in an emotionally and threatening manner with no prior notice! (SEE PAGE 63 STUDENT HANDBOOK ON THE PROVOST HOLDING THATEXECUTIVE POWER PROF. PLOTKE. Any questions? Good. Please start investigations leading to a hearing in reference to my complaints right away. As for Ms. Louise Tilly who contrary to what Linda Reimer stated in her letter (see cc: to Dean McIntyre dated May 29 1999) I never met with Miss Tilly to resolve my “complaint informally.” Lies and more *amned lies! I never had a 2.2 GPA and when I came to the New School my GPA was 3.57 from previous school! Not as Dean McIntyre says it is now, a 2.2!

    I not only allege that Ms. Tilly discriminated against me on 1) religiousgrounds,2)-I petition for a grade change, and 3) I still allege she has not the knowledge to grade a paper using pre-Revolutionary Russia Theological sources! I want a formal hearing about my complaints against: David, Louise, Shealy, Nicholas, and now I am bordering on suing the school in general!

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Jill L Starr


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    Professor Louise Tilly Formerly at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan Discriminated Against my Religious Convictions Refusing to Let Me Write a Historiography Paper on Tsarina Alexandra of Russia

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    CIVIL RIGHTS CASE# 02-99-2132

    That is right folks! Not only has David Plotke thrown me, Jill Starr, a permantanly disbaled student out oft he New School’s Graduate faculty Dept. of Political Science without any prior written / or oral notice on April 22 1999 for harboring “Anti-NATO views” HE DID IT AT KNIFEPOINT!! He had his swiss army knife pointed right at me as he tried to bribe me into leaving the NSSR! When I told him that “I do not accept bribery” he came at me with his pointed KNIFE”!

    Louise Tilly failed me in a required class (c-) and PLotke said that my religious discrimination was “NOT UP FOR DISCUSSION”! Plotke also told me “YOU PERMANANT DISBAILITIES ARE NOT UP FOR DISCUSSION”! And I am both permanantly physically and emotionally discabled, although I managed to obtain both nationaland int’l honors before PLOTKE TOSSED ME OUT OF SCHOOL!


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    Louise Tilly failed me on a historiography paper on Russian Empress Alexandra which was later published by the Romanov Soiiety.

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    John Jan 16 2009
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    religious discrimination? still happens in the free world?? Amazing!
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    Jill Starr members.fortunecity... Jan 23 2009
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    Unfortunately, it does still happen John.
    All government’s retain some measure of control over the basics in their respective countries; one way or another.
    This is whereby governments retain their power right (?)

    101 political science.

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