Listen: Harvard, Ronald Sullivan, Winthrop House discussed on Ben Shapiro
"Other woke skull three over the weekend. Apparently Harvard just that just let go its first black faculty deans why? Because he's black faculty deans are doing defense lawyering for Harvey Weinstein. So Cording to the New York Times Harvard on Saturday a wall, professor representing Harvey Weinstein would not continue as faculty dean of an undergraduate house after his term ends June thirtieth the professor Ronald Sullivan junior and his wife. Stephanie Robinson, who's a lecture at the loss will have been the faculty deans Winthrop house, one of Harvard's residential houses for undergrad students thousand nine they were the first black faculty deans in Harvard history. But when Sullivan joined the events team, Mr. Weinstein, the Hollywood producer January many students expressed dismay. Saying that his decisions represents a person accused of abusing women disqualified, Mr. Sullivan from serving a role of support and mentorship. Students wanting scheduled to go on trial timber in Manhattan on rape and related charges as the protests continued with graffiti aimed at Mr. Sullivan appearing on a university building. Harvard administrators said they would conduct what they call the climate review of Winthrop house in recent weeks, tensions escalated with students. Sit in a lawsuit sparked by a clash between one of the protest leaders and to Winthrop how staff members who are seen as supporting Mr. Sullivan. So these so called snowflakes at Harvard or complaining because a lawyer was defending a client. So this is the way there was now as you'll know I went to Harvard law slow one of the more prominent professors there was Eleanor Schwartz. Eleanor Schwartz defendant J Simpson not only what there. No protests at Harvard law for years ever. I was at event where Ellen Dershowitz personally auctioned off a signed exercise bicycle from OJ Simpson. And no one cared. No one cared. He's a lawyer lawyers. Do they often defend clients, and they often clients who are accused and are guilty. John Adams famously one of the first Harvard law students and John Adams. Or at least an early Harvard law student and John Adams defended the British in the Boston massacre. I guess now this would get him kicked out of Harvard law when I talk about people who are snowflakes what I mean people who cannot handle in opposing philosophical or political position. And these folks are snowflakes at Harvard who cannot handle somebody. I don't even agree Harvey. Weinstein's a piece of crap he's an evil human being. But a lawyer defending him that's not a reason to deploy of somebody at Harvard angle graffiti Winthrop house. The fact that Harvard caves this is despicable on Saturday. The dean of Harvard college rakish Kerama sent an Email to students and staff members at Winthrop house informing them he would not renew the appointments of Mr. Sullivan and miss Robinson. As faculty deans after their terms end on June thirtieth Mr. Cronin sent an Email that his decision was informed by number of considerations. Over the past few weeks. Students and staff have continued to communicate concerns about the climate in Winthrop house to the college wrote. The concerns expressed have been serious and numerous the actions that have been taken to improve the climate have been ineffective in Odessa the lack of faculty presence during critical moments has further deteriorated the climate in the house. I have concluded that the situation in the house is tenable. Okay. This is the heckler's veto is a bunch of people who were whining that Sullivan was being a lawyer and his wife was being a lawyer. And now they're being platform from the they're being fired from a position affectively because they're acting as lawyers for somebody that people don't like pretty incredible Sullivan and Robinson said quote, we are surprised and dismayed by the action Harvard announced today. We believe the discussions we're having with a high level university Representative progressing in a positive manner, but Harvard unilaterally ended those talks he says, we will now take some time to process Harvard's actions and consider options, we are sorry that Harvard's actions and the controversy surrounding us has contributed to the stress on Winthrop students have his already stressful time the controversy highlighted conflict between the legal principle that every accused person demands vigorous defense and students demand. College officials show support for victims of sexual assault whose side are you on one of the spray painted messages directed at Mr. Sullivan earlier this year? This is rule is truly mob rule. We have a legal process for determining guilt or innocence in the country. A lawyer providing defense to a client is not an excuse for suggesting that this is basically a Lynch mob mentality that you're going to go after the lawyer of a person that you want to see push and I want to punish we all want. See punish does not mean that the lawyer himself is doing something evil or wrong. This is to cave to these woke schools is so bad for Harvard and so bad for typical liberal conservative leave this. I am sure that both Sullivan and his wife Robinson. I'm sure that both of them oppose me on politics thoroughly pretty confident of that. But that does not matter the basic principle, which is that you don't get rid of people because they are acting as lawyers for somebody that you oppose. This is an astonishing thing fifty two professors at the law school signed a letter supporting Sullivan, saying his commitments representing unpopular clients was fully consistent with his roles as law professor and faculty dean at the same time that speech on a racial element with some saying that seldom was being treated unfairly, the Harvard black students black Walston sociation, criticized the decision Sovan himself said that it may have been a racial thing. I doubt it's a racial thing. My guess is that it is it is just a left thing. But the fact that this is even a controversy is pretty amazing more than a second. But first running a small business. That's a lot of work. It takes time and money, and you won't all the. Time and money you have to go toward growing that business. But what happens when legal hurdles pop up along the way. That's where legalzoom comes in. I've been using legalzoom myself for years. I love legalzoom as lawyer they."