Harvard History Professor Lashes Out at Harvard Law School over New Obama Course
By: Garrett Baldwin
Esteemed Harvard professor of Middle Age History, Boromir, has spoken out against Harvard Law School for its decision to teach law students how to “understand” President Obama.
According to Harvard Law School’s course catalog, the new course will provide a collection of readings and meetings to understand “the way in which race, religion, and politics have impacted the development of President Obama as a leader.” The one-credit course will be taught by Professor Charles Ogletree in the spring of 2013.
But tenured professor Boromir, whose popular courses include “Tracking the Eldest Son of Denethor II: The Lost Art of Middle Age Geneology” and “Horn Blowing: Doth It Make a Sound in the Silent Forest?” has spoken out against the creation of course about a President who hasn’t even finished his first term.
“One does not simply understand Obama,” said Boromir. “To understand him is to walk through the burning remnants of Washington’s political class, and that simply cannot be taught from ivory twin towers at Harvard.
But Ogletree, a staunch supporter of the President, has argued that Boromir is once again lashing out at the Harvard community.
“Look, he’s been trying to get a gig here at Harvard Law School for six years, and he’s still stuck in the Dark Ages… literally.”
The Obama Course was allegedly chosen over a class that Boromir had been touting for the better part of three academic calendars: “Understanding Peter Jackson: Power, Profit, and the Law of Film Adaptation?”
“The course syllabus kept referring to Peter Jackson as a ‘Bozo’ and that wasn’t going over well,” said Law School Communications Director Tim McWizzlefarm.
This is not the first time that the tenured professor has been outspoken about activities around the Harvard campus. In 2011, following the release of the highly popular film The Social Network, Boromir was greatly upset by the way it seemed so simple for a “nerd from Brazil” to join the highly esteemed social club “The Phoenix.”
“One does not simply get punched by the Phoenix,” said Boromir at the time. “I don’t give a damn how good you are at energy futures.”
Calls to Harvard Law School were not returned.