excuse me professor lama, can i go to the bathroom

the dalai lama, the holy man of tibetan buddhism and a nobel peace laureate has accepted a teaching position at emory university.

according to a press release issued by emory, the dalai lama’s appointment is the most recent outgrowth of the emory-tibet partnership, which was founded in 1998 to bring together the best of western and tibetan buddhist intellectual traditions. it appears the lama will do most of his teaching with emory students while they are traveling and studying in india, but the dalai lama will give an inaugural lecture at emory during a visit in october.

this follows on the heals of another coup of emory’s in october of last year, bagging salman rushdie’s archives and appointing the author as a member of the faculty.

take that ivy league!

of course not everybody is over thrilled about it though*.

h/t to frequent commenter jim v for the tip via the submit a story link.

3 Comments so far

  1. tommy boy (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 9:59 am

    those who say emory is anti american can shut up. they have brought in critics of america’s two dreaded enemies: salman rushdie (critic of islam) and the dip shit lama (critic of Red China)

  2. Emoroid (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 10:59 am

    It’s amazing who will show up for a couple of days to teach a class when you’ve got billions of dollars to offer.

  3. k (unregistered) on February 11th, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

    Hey, Emroid (*sigh*), perhaps 1 second of research might serve you better :

    “The appointment is open-ended and provides no compensation, said Nancy Seideman, an Emory spokeswoman.”

    from http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/us/06brfs-lama.html

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