“Felt like I was living under communism again”: Columbia professor from Romania resigns, says school is becoming communist

A Romania-born professor who fled his communist country says he recently left a tenured position at Columbia University because the school is “on its way toward full blown communism.”

Andrei Serban, an award-winning director and professor in Columbia’s theater department, complained about growing social justice demands in his department in an interview aired on Romania’s TVR1 in October.

The interview was translated forThe College Fixby Andy Ionescu, a native Romanian speaker who immigrated to the U.S. in 1999.

In the interview, Serban expressed frustration at growing social justice demands, including pressure to admit a transgender applicant who auditioned as Juliet from “Romeo and Juliet” and to hire candidates who were not white or straight, even if they were less qualified.

Read more: https://www.disrn.com/2019/11/08/it-felt-like-i-was-living-under-communism-again-columbia-professor-resigns-saying-school-is-becoming-communist/

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