April, 2013

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PATHEOS: OBJECTIVE REPORTING ON KATHY BOUDIN

Kathy Boudin

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 filmĀ The Company You KeepĀ  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:

Kathy Boudin: An Analysis from the Columbia Campus

Nine Columbia Students Interviewed About Kathy Boudin I

Nine Columbia Students Interviewed About Kathy Boudin II