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Posted by: Erik Campano | on April 23, 2013
In April 2013, a number of media outlets pounced on Columbia University for employing Kathy Boudin. She’s a former member of the Weather Underground, a radical leftist group, and she participated in a 1981 botched robbery that left three people dead. In 1984 she was convicted of murder, and was released on parole in 2003. In 2008, Columbia’s School of Social Work hired her as an adjunct professor. Robert Redford’s film The Company You Keep triggered happened to be being released in April 2013 while these media outlets began to focus their lasers on Boudin.
Since I’m a Columbia student, I have unusually good source access to this case. So I took it upon myself to try to separate the truth from the fiction in the press about Kathy Boudin. The following series of articles was the result: