Talk:Eastern Mediterranean University
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- 1 Allegations of anti-semitism
- 2 Notice from the English Literature dept.
- 3 Reverting to Version Following Mediation
- 4 Removal of names
- 5 Using Gulizcik as Source?
- 6 Conflict of interest September, 2008
- 7 COI – Are You Joking?
- 8 Is the Discussion Here Still about Sources?
- 9 Synthesis
- 10 Latest Revision of Allegations of Administrative Misconduct
- 11 Protected
- 12 Revision
- 13 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
- 14 Time limit of the library
- 15 ABET Accreditation
- 16 Motto
Allegations of anti-semitism
I propose that the anti-semitism allegations be subsumed into a section on Diversity in order to conform with WP:UNDUE. The section should talk about the school demographic profile. It is ridiculous to libel the school on the grounds of two faculty members. We don't even know if they weren't fired for incompetence. In fact, it seems we don't even presently have reliable sources that there were only two Israeli faculty members and when they were employed. Were these Israelis also Jewish? Does the newspaper article discuss this? --Adoniscik(t, c) 16:56, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
GulizSahdur (talk · contribs) has raised concerns about the reputability of the supporting article's editor, Gill Fraser. This is a good place to discuss this. Please come forward with your sources in support or opposition of this allegation. Same goes for the writer, Dan Fraser. --Adoniscik(t, c) 17:15, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
- Given that the only source for the allegations right now is a forum content, I don't think there are any reliable sources supporting the allegation. In the absence of sources, the section should be removed. —C.Fred (talk) 17:38, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
Adoniscik I am the right source to provide this information because I am talking from experience. I had first written an angry letter to Cyprus Today in order to complain about some of our professors resigning due to the economic problems in 2005. It was published along with two responses which completely overwhelmed me with such claims that TRNC diplomas are 'worthless pieces of paper' and one other going so far as to say that EMU is a 'zoo'. I then wrote a second letter to defend the university because I felt my intentions were taken advantage of. I wanted to complain not trash the university. The following summer I had some work expierence which was not too bad but I still felt a bit uncomfortable about this newspapers stand to North Cyprus higher education. I did an interview with the Rector at the time Prof. Dr. Halil Guven which was not published. The next summer I translated positive artices from the Press office at EMU for 2-3 months and again they were not published. To be honest I have not been following what they have been writing since then, but as soon as I read that this article was written at Cyprus Today I am now certain that this newspaper has a negative stand point on TRNC higher education therefore, I do not think they are a reliable source on these matters. They cannot present the story in an objective manner. As for the Israeli employees at EMU I can only provide again from first ahnd experience as one of his students that it was not anything to do with his nationality but honestly I don't think we were getting anything out of his classes. He just was not doing his job and at times making strange comments in his classes that were irritating students to the point that they would complain and sign a petition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by GulizSahdur (talk • contribs) 19:04, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
- As a party to the conflict, that is a sign that you are not the right source to provide information from the article. First-hand accounts are not appropriate for Wikipedia. —C.Fred (talk) 19:14, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
- C.Fred I will only accept that and not edit the aricle again if this issue is properly researched with the concerned parties in the conflict all present their story icluding myself. An objective party should listen to all sides of the story and then write an article which I will respect and it can then be submitted as wikipedia information. However, I do want to mention that I have read many university profiles on wikipedia and none provide this kind of information about conflicts they have within the university. A bit strange that someone wants it to be submitted here as well. EMU must have many enemies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by GulizSahdur (talk • contribs) 19:24, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
- Do not put it back I am telling you that the source is not valid because their history with this university. They cannot provide valid information on North Cyprus higher education and are certainly not considered a scholarly publication. Their news reports are based on creating conflicts. I disagree with their understanding of journalism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by GulizSahdur (talk • contribs) 04:38, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
I think that the participants are missing the point: The two faculty members (and no, they were not fired, only harassed) were the ONLY Jews teaching in this university, and now there are NONE. There are also no Africans or people of color (there is ONE Chinese faculy member in the Arts and Sciences). This speaks volumes to the character of this institution. As I mentioned before, the university is not keeping a record of people who leave it, and it is difficult to prove that these people left. However, one of the two newspaper articles referred to does mention the resignation of one of the Jewish faculty members, so this is not only the forum that we rely on.
BTW - In order to keep the peace, I did accept the proposed change by Adoniscik(t, c)that the issue of the two faculty members be deleted, mentioning only that there have been allegations of anti-Semitism against the university. However, I believe that this is a serious issue that shouldn't be canvassed (or hidden) in another section. Readers should be given full information, even if not all of it is positive. --2knowledgeable (talk) 07:51, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
What Adoniscik(t, c) has done is an edit war, deleting a section as he claims a consensus that doesn't exist. The forum in The Chronicle is an academic source. But what is really surprising is that Adoniscik(t, c) already agreed to recognize it in the mediation about this article  (section 7)!. I also mentioned yesterday that one of the two newspaper articles referred to does mention the resignation of one of the Jewish faculty members, so I am not relying only on the chronicle. Did you read this, Adoniscik(t, c)? Can you please hold your horses before making "consensus" changes that you agree with (and try to be a little more consistent).--2knowledgeable (talk) 04:37, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
- I tentatively accepted the additions before, but the consensus has changed with the arrival of three users voting in the negative, so there is nothing surprising here. As you can see, the above users object to your using a forum source. When people question your sources, you have to find better ones.
- One subsection is only supported by the Chronicle, contrary to your claims. And one paragraph has no sources at all. --Adoniscik(t, c) 04:41, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
We decide by consensos, Adoniscik(t, c), not voting. You know this. The Chronicle is an important source, and I think that since it is made clear to readers that comments were made at a forum, they can make their judgement. But you cannot simply delete the information because it offends some notational or ethnic pride. The allegations were made. Sources a cited. Deal with it. --2knowledgeable (talk) 05:38, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
- Rubbish. If people impugn your sources you have to provide better ones. This is something you should be dealing with. We don't print any old allegation made by anyone anywhere. --Adoniscik(t, c) 13:52, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Notice from the English Literature dept.
NOTE: Is now translated into English..Is not a personal attack because he was found guilty by the disiplinary committee and susupended from teaching for some period. I have been informed that he was aquitted for different compliants. Therfore, this document is important and official.
To the ELH Office of the Chair,
We as students of the department of English Literature and Humanities would like to state some of our complaints about one of our teachers D A D in order to contribute towards the future and intellectual improvement of our department. In spite of this being his second year with us he has not been able to create proper dialog between his students. Some of the complaints of the students include the following:
His classes are unproductive. It seems to us that he is filling the class hours with meaningless words because that is what he is doing: Killing Time. He does not contribute towards providing us information or improving our creativity.
He does not treat all students equally. When a student arrives late to class he decides according to student whether to allow them in. We believe if there are rules and principles it should apply to all students equally.
He usually comes to class tense (stressful) and reflects this to students. It affects our concentration and student output..
He does not use different materials and which could spark our interest. This leads to monotoınous lessons and problems with motivation for students. Also, he does quizes and assignments without lecture on the topic.
Even if the topic of the class is not related to it he manages to find a way to incororate his own nationality and country. This does not constitute as helpful material and we do not want to listen to propaganda.
He brings his mobile phone into classes and does not even switch it off. If it rings, he answers but he says he does not even want to see student mobile phones on the table. This affects our concentration and proves that there is a double Standard with regards to this. When we ask him of this he says it is because he is a professor.
He continously looks at his watch. This proves that he is bored of the class, he does not enjoy his job and does not want to bother with us. This affects us because we want professors who enjoy their class time. He says it is because he is a Professional and has to regulate and keep track of time. We are complaining because we do not find his classes Professional at all.
He does not take attendance but checks who has brought in the course package. He deducts 1 point for failure to bring the package. Some students decided to buy a package together and share due to economical reasons. He judges these students by their clothes and decides whether they can afford to buy the package or not. We do not want to be treated like primary school students in univrsity. He constatly says that this university is not a ‘real’ university and gives us exxamples of other universities. This is contributing to some distate against the university
He constantly speaks negatively of our univrsity. He speaks about the Rector negatively and reflects the economic problems into his classes. This is not the subject of our classes and we would rather it stay out of our classes.
The above are some our our complaints. The student signitures provided underneath prove that the students named agree to al lor some of the above complaints. We request that the subject be discussed and handled as soon as possible.
- Is this press release printed? Any references to it on the Internet? --Adoniscik(t, c) 16:04, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
I have sent it to Cyprus Today this morning and expect that they print a more truthful story in the near future. I am also writing a letter of compaint about this completely false news story on this issue which will take care of your need for documentation. Thank you Gulizcik —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gulizcik (talk • contribs) 16:10, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Very good. Thank you for your co-operation. I hope you appreciate our commitment to verifiability. (And please do not use multiple accounts as that is going to get you blocked.) Is it going to be printed in English, by the way? --Adoniscik(t, c) 16:19, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
I do not have details at the moment it is completely up to the journalist himself if he wants to use parts of what I sent or print it in whole. I do believe that this newspaper does act ethically and cannot ignore such documentation that I have sent. Cyprus Today have many capable translators so I don't think it will be a problem. I will post any other developments here when necessary. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gulizcik (talk • contribs) 16:47, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Is this what the discussion has sunk into? Sockpuppetry? Personal attacks? Messages in foreign languages (not that a nationalist agenda is being promoted) and ridiculous arguments by people who shake to see the words anti-Semitism next to an institution from their own country. I am removing the inappropriate comment by GulizShadur/Gulizcik, but it really this person who should be removed from wikipedia. Adoniscik, I am disappointed by your behavior and I am taking this issue to arbitration. --2knowledgeable (talk) 05:07, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
- I am beginning to suspect you too are involved with the incident. Do you have a grudge against the school? I am trying to understand your persistence in wanting to add poorly-sourced material. --Adoniscik(t, c) 05:16, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
- It's not a personal attack. I am trying to ascertain whether your contribution is a violation of WP:COI. --Adoniscik(t, c) 06:15, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
- No, I have no COI, and yes, I am trying to ascertain your COI situation. I'm not the one trying to include allegations; you are. I am going with the consensus to remove them. This is starting to resemble playground taunts of "I know you are but what am I." Don't you have anything substantial to say? We're still waiting for your sources. --Adoniscik(t, c) 06:58, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Dear Gulizcik, thank you for posting this document again. I have also recieved a letter sent from Dr. D. to Dr. E (the dept. chair) concerning the student G. S. I think it might give us a little more insight as to what went on in that class:
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 9:19 AM
Subject: ###### S G
Dear Prof. E,
Following prior warnings issued to Ms. G S regarding her behavior in my class, I must, to preserve a peaceful learning environment in my classroom, ask you to take immediate disciplinary action in her case. As you know, Ms. S was issued a written warning on March 12 after she had left the classroom in a middle of a lecture and slammed the door by force. Throughout the semester, Ms. S's behavior in class has been extremely disruptive; she has been continuously making deprecating comments towards me, criticizing the structure of the class and urging me to "move on" to other business whenever she grows tired of the discussion.
I am aware that Ms. S is extremely dissatisfied with my class as she has been complaining to you, and – as she volunteered to inform the entire class this morning – to the faculty's dean. And I have perfect respect for her right to complain. I have tried in good faith to consider her complaints when presented before me and have done my best to make her comfortable in the class. Needless to say that Ms. S has received more than fair treatment throughout the semester, giving as much credit as possible to her work, a task that became increasingly difficult with her faltering attendance and inconsistency in submitting class work. I have also done my best on the few occasions that Ms. S attended classes to ignore her rudeness and disruptions for the benefit of the class.
Unfortunately, my tolerance was neither appreciated nor reciprocated. This morning Ms. S's behavior became so disruptive and rude that it became impossible to teach the class. Ms. S appeared this morning in my 8:30 ENG ###, ##### class (a rare occasion), and seemed bent on "blowing up" the lecture. She again kept interrupting me and urging me to "go on" while, at the same time, reacting strongly to everything I said and in fact paralyzing the discussion and not enabling me to "move on." As I have been instructed by the Dean (through you), I attempted to schedule a makeup class to cover for the time I have been in conference. The class, which met independently during that time, resented the extra lecture, and I needed to inform them that this is out of my hands. Ms. S volunteered at this point to announce that she has been the one to approach the Dean; that there has been a "misunderstanding" and that an extra class is not necessary. I told her, of course, that since I have a direct instruction from the Dean, the matter is out of my hands. Then, as some of the students expressed objection to Ms. S's approaching the Dean, I have done my best to support her, reiterating to the students that Ms. S has a right to complain and to demand extra classes. All of this time I have done my best to schedule the extra class and move on with the lecture. But Ms. S's agenda this morning was solely to create as much disruption as possible. She ordered me at this point to "move on" and threatened that if I do not comply she will get-up and leave the class. This has been a behavior light years beyond any latitude extended even to a toddler. I told Ms. S that she will leave class at that moment. But she didn't! I repeatedly asked her to leave the room but Ms. S simply remained seated and ignored me. I informed the students that I will be in my office, and that I will resume the lecture as soon as the class is ready.
I understand fully that complaining about Ms. S's behavior might be seen as retaliation against her own complaint. This is perhaps the reason that she was careful to make a public announcement of the fact that she has been complaining. But this is a political game that I cannot afford to play when my classes are disrupted and sabotaged. Ms. S's complaints cannot grant her blank amnesty to behave as she wills. And, more importantly, they cannot deter me from seeking the best solution for keeping peace in my lectures.
Students are our first obligation. However, this must include the benefit of all students, and not only of Ms. S. She has been terrorizing lectures in a way that has deterred learning in my classes (both ENG ### and ENG ###), playing a political game that divided students into "camps" and creating an unpleasant atmosphere in the classroom. At this point I must ask you to remove her from both my classes and pursue disciplinary action as appropriate. This, again, is in no way meant to detract from her own complaints which I am sure will receive the appropriate attention.
Assist. Prof. Dr. D.
Department of English Literature
Eastern Mediterranean University
Gazimağusa, North Cyprus
via Mersin 10, Turkey
Phone: + (90) 392 6301283
I was playing political games, sabotaging and 'blowing up' classes, disrupting, he may be seen as retaliating-Only words not in there seem to be terrorism, guns and suicide bombs. He has accussed the university of anti semitisim honestly, I wish I was a pyschology student... wasn't there something where the person projects their own identity and unconscious to blame something or someone else...Freud right??? Must be tough to be Jewish I'm even starting to have sympathy now.Gulizcik —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gulizcik (talk • contribs) 16:26, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
One last thing that I found something that we should read about and I remember in from either something that I read or heard when I was in ELH it's about trauma, repression and historical events that affect places where there was trauma and even something I read about the Holocaust and its continuing affects on the Jews. It is worth to learn more about this and instead of writing to the newspaper I would like to in the future write about this as a research. Maybe by thinking about this we can even understand their actions in the middle east problems and find a solution because obviously I cannot comprehend them now. We must examine their actions psycologically to understand.Gulizcik (talk) 09:34, 1 September 2008 (UTC)Gulizcik
Reverting to Version Following Mediation
I am left with is certain bad taste after this futile and inappropriate exchange with Adoniscik (talk · contribs) and GulizSahdur (talk · contribs)/Gulizcik (talk · contribs). I suggest strongly that we revert to the version of the article as edited by mediation. The case is currently in arbitration and a final decision will be made later on. Meanwhile, I am appealing to participants again (and again..) to behave in a civilized manner.
- Why rush to arbitration? We are still waiting for you to provide something more legitimate than a Web forum of anonymous people. --Adoniscik(t, c) 07:17, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
You know what I have no problem with you removing it because I just wanted everyone to know that it has been sent to the newspaper and something official should be coming soon as well as my letter of complaint. I would also like you to know that this particular person under discussion was invistigated by the disiplinary board because of the complaints in that petition. Therefore, it is not a personal attack it is evidence that it was his students that were not happy with his behaviour in his classes furthermore, it contans a complaint that he was actually bringing up his nationality in his classes unnecessicarily and STUDENTS were complaining. Disiplinary action was taken (IMPORTANT NOTE:The disiplinary commitee was headed by the former Minister of Education and Vice Rector of the time Prof. Dr. Mehmet Altinay) therefore, in the ELH case the teacher was not dealing with any administation misconduct he was dealing with student complaints. Gulizcik AKA GulizSahdur (I changed my account because I felt my surname was not neccassy not to try and fool anyone)
Are we still talking about the reliability of sources? Or is GulizShadur venting her/his own frustration and personal accounts? In what world is this comment legitimate?
BTW – The faculty member in question was acquitted at the end, and had a large number of students stepping up and testifying in his favor. He left, of course, but not without sending an e-mail to everyone involved with the vindication note attached. Perhaps I could look it up. --2knowledgeable (talk) 12:44, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
Of course :) Which student doesn't appreciate straight A grades and pizza parties and a teacher clearly anti adminstration. At the time the Rector and administration were not exactly everyones favorite bunch (not concerned about this at the moment). The fact remains that many students did stand up for him in the end because no one wants a taecher to resign, no one wants to be in such a position but many students who CARE ABOUT THEIR EDUCATION (especially about knowledge they recieve) were aware and not happy with the 'faculty member'. But it is true some students were happy simply because they were getting good grades :)) In fact I remember one student joking to me in my last semester when this teacher was suspended from teaching I should've never signed that petition now that I need an A 'D' is not teachiing. I initially felt let down by them but I can understand their concern also. As students we do want to recieve good grades even if it is the easy way :) Gulizcik
- So when you wrote that this faculty member "was investigated by the disciplinary board and he was found guilty"  you were lying. And you hate your Professor. Enough to tell lies about him. And the university administration hated him enough to act on these lies. Most likely, they figured that even of he is acquitted, you will make his life miserable enough that he will quit. You probably provide the best proof that the allegations against the university are true. Too bad that this is not exactly the kind of documentation we are looking for.. --2knowledgeable (talk) 19:25, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
2Knowledgeable you are probably 'D' himself or someone very close to him I suggest if he is reading this that he get on with his life and leave Eastern Mediterranean University ALONE. He was found guilty initally by the commitee and was susupended from teaching this is what I was referring to be honest with you I did not bother to follow what happend after this (occasionally hearing stuff from my friends about things) simply because I wanted to make my complaint heard and for some action to be taken which there was. I do not hate him. This is a completely unnecessary type of conversation really. Students, other professors or the admisitration did not hate him they were trying to do their jobs and responsibilities. This particular professor was NOT DOING HIS JOB therefore, his life became miserable. Eastern Mediterranean University should continue to employ professors who do their jobs who can provide students with a good education and prepare them for the future whereever this professor is from Israel or outer space the criteria should be quality education. I regretfully have to tell you that this professor was not up to the standards of this university and certainly was not acting professionlly, ethically and it cannot be tolerated. Unfortunately he continued his unprofessional behaviour by causing a false news report and fake allegations in order to hide his own incompetence in his proffesion. It is very sad. Gulizcik AKA GulizSahdur
- "Not up to the STANDARDS of THIS university"… This is truly funny. --2knowledgeable (talk) 06:18, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Laugh all you want 2knowledgeable and 'D'...I am writing a very funny letter of complaint and by the way he was not up to the standards of any university in North Cyprus and -even if you take that as very low, which you really should not I would say yes he was THAT BAD!!! Anyway I truly think you (if you are not him) and 'D' should get a life and deal with the fact that he had crappy classes. Stop trying to be an online bully on here no one is afraid of you and 'D'. Truth is on our side and I am happy about that. Gulizcik (GulizSahdur)
Lalalalalla I feel so so good I knew that I would I feel so goooddd :)) New information people will be sharing soon :))
Removal of names
- No proof of notability! Before the list had people I recognized as being unnotable in their fields, so I trimmed it. See the comment in the section. The easiest "proof" of notability is having an article, so I suggest we stick to that, otherwise cite what the faculty member is famous for. --Adoniscik(t, c) 19:20, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Well I don't know about the article or what they are famous for but you know I put Ayhan Bilsel and Rza Bashirov that they are in the deans office arts and sciences. They help the students and are concerned about everything the same for Mehmet Erginel-ELH department chair is understanding and helpful I think. I don't know about physics, mathematics or philosophy so much to tell you about what they research but surely they did some good works. I think you should pu them back on the list. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gulizcik (talk • contribs) 19:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
- Being an administrator is not an indicator of notability; an accomplishment in the field is. Every school has deans, after all. --Adoniscik(t, c) 20:33, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Of course that is true but it is not as simple as this. For example there is a difference between a good administrator and bad one. Also sometimes a professor may be famous because they are a good teacher and students understand them clearly. They may publish little, others may not have such good classes but publish many good articles. As I say I am not knowledeable in these professors fields so, even if I find what they research and the articles. If someone says is it accomplishment in the field I would not know to say. Yes, sometimes I wish I had talent in these sciences subjects too but it is not possible my last physics and mats class was 6-7 years ago and I never had philosophy class. I think I should leave this section to the experts :) By the way I'm sure they are eligible for it but I cannot prove. So, only this Mustafa Halilsoy has made accomplishment in this univeristy? Gulizcik (talk) 05:55, 29 August 2008 (UTC)Gulizcik
- Only Mustafa Halilsoy has an article. Having an article by itself is a sign of accomplishment because we delete articles of people who are not notable. It's a simple system :) --Adoniscik(t, c) 05:58, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank The Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office and the ELH department chair for their understanding, support and continous excellect work that they do. They are the most notable in my heart because of everything they had to put up with as we can see in this discussion section. Thank you.
Using Gulizcik as Source?
I am glad that Gulizcik feels "so goooddd :))," and that this user is neither embarrassed by repeated warnings that his/her entries are inappropriate and provide no scholarly contribution to this article, nor by the discovery of the fact that he/she supplies misleading information (see above). But perhaps this person's chatter can be of some value: Gulizcik basically affirms the facts quoted in the forum of The Chronicle, that the Jewish faculty member (whom Gulizcik hates with a passion) was put on ridiculous charges (he bought his students pizza??) and was acquitted… but had to leave anyway (and why did the only other Jewish faculty member on campus have to leave at the same time?). Could we reintroduce the forum as source, and use the entries by Gulizcik to substantiate it?
Also, if Gulizcik is an former-student of EMU (as the user claims), we certainly have a clear testimony to the atmosphere and the mentality of this institution in the user's entries. I think that Gulizcik causes more harm to EMU than anything I might say.
At any-rate, I think that we all feel that this issue is still waiting to come out and that we will see more solid sources later. Despite Gulizcik's requests/threats, I think that this faculty member has every right to pursue the people who hurt him, even if this is not comfortable to Gulizcik or the university. He also has a moral duty to warn others not to take teaching position there. If EMU doesn't like the results, perhaps they shouldn't have persecuted this person in the first place? Just a thought. --2knowledgeable (talk) 06:37, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I do feel good because I will be exposing D's' lies and fake allegations very soon. Not because I hate him but because it is MY moral responsibility as a past and future EMU student (I have recently applied to study at this university again). I do not cause harm to EMU it is clear who wants to cause harm. He had even threatened before he left that he will bring harm from what I have heard. It is not only me that have these views of this professor. Almost every semester he has faced complaints from many many students and his collegues.I do not plan on writing a reply to you again because the documentation neeeded will be supplied very soon therfore I urge other users to be patient and have faith in me because I promise you that if you had seen his classes and behaviour you would understand what we were concrned about. His pizza parties took place often not just when he wanted students to support him. In fact I now have doubt that he had many suppoters because I have seen that list whom he sent that 'Cleared of teh charges' email to and know of their complaints. Even that turned out to be a fake.
And for gods sake HE SHOULD STOP USING HIS JEWISHNESS AS AN EXCUSE. This is not the country to use such an excuse. Turkish Cypriots are very open and welcoming to all races, religions, ethnicities and perspectives which is more than I can say for those countries who we usually think are civilized. How many Turkish Cypriots are employed at universities abroad??? Who keeps track??? Do we complain??? Who looks out for our rights in other countries?? Still we are under isolations internatinally for no reason!! I am sick and tired of this people they come to this country see all the problems we have yet blaming us and becoming the victim. Your Jewishness is not an excuse for your behavior D. A .D!!!Gulizcik (talk) 08:23, 29 August 2008 (UTC)Gulizcik
Since no one expressed objection to using Gulizcik as a source, I have reintroduced the materials from The Chronicle with Gulizcik's confirmation. I added the user's strong objection to the allegations against the university (and the reasoning for it) as well as the user's views about the Jewish problem. --2knowledgeable (talk) 05:45, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Before I knew it, the change was reverted (don't we discuss changes any more?). Too bad,Gulizcik provides a good demonstration that the more people declare that they are "not racist," the more likely they are in fact to be racist. --2knowledgeable (talk) 05:57, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
- Please see Wikipedia:Reliable source examples#Are wikis reliable sources? --Adoniscik(t, c) 06:08, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
2Knowledgeable you can also tell your chronicle that the user Gulizcik is very strongly against Israeli and American policy in the Middle East. Wants there to be peace in the middle east and is extreamly proud of her views on the subject.Gulizcik (talk) 10:56, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
The main thing that influenced me with this 'professor' was that his classes were very uninformative. As a student who pays money for these classes I think I have a right to complain if I am not satisfied. Then I was influenced that he took these complaints to be some kind of political game played against him. Let me tell you a bit a about my first class with him. It was in the 2005 fall semester. A classs I had taken from the fourth year class as an elective when I was a third year student. I remember when he was asked by a student where he is from, he at first froze and managed to say that his middle name means night in German. The girl asked if he is German then he told us he is from Israel and Jewish!!! It was clear even in that first encounter what he is all about! I'm sorry but it does not fool me.Gulizcik (talk) 13:17, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
I am sorry. I'm not sure that I understand what the Professor's reaction meant or why you were asking him personal questions. Could it be that his face only expressed surprise that instead of teaching he had to give out his biography in class? This is a strange story. But the bottom line is clear: He told you that he was Jewish, and by that you already knew what he was about… --2knowledgeable (talk) 13:26, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Well, he wasn't doing much teaching anyway I can tell you that. But the rest of our professors didn't seem to have this problem with their country or try to impose any views about their countries. The initial faculty consisted of Turkish, Scotish, American, New Zealand, Indian, Irish, Engish and some from other countries would come and go. Never have I heard or seen any such behaviour. Most normal professors tell the students where they are from and get on with their lectures. This department is about English Literature and Humanities not Jewish problems. There are many programs on 'Jewish Culture and Identity' in The USA. I think he would fit perfectly in those programs. But when I pay money for English Literature and Humanities that is what I want to hear about and if I don't I will complain and I will make sure that it recieves attention from the university administation that I am uncomfortable with his irrelavent topics in his classes. Gulizcik (talk) 13:38, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
My Professors never told me where they were from and I never dared to ask. Why were the origins of this Professor an issue? Did you even let him teach? --2knowledgeable (talk) 13:47, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
It's called having a friendly conversation!!! It is not used to judge the professor just to have a conversation about something. By the way, he seemed to have a very close relationship with that particular student. I would often see him kissing her on the cheeks in informal places so I don't think he was too concerned about being informal. We didn't need to let him teach. He wasn't even trying, he didn't have teaching on his agenda at all. It was always some other topics in his class, it was always some kind of an excuse to not do his job. I don't see why none of the other profesors ever had a problem taeching in this department but it was only him that we were not letting him teach. Because he is Jewish??? Gulizcik (talk) 13:57, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
This so ridiculous. Is there a need to have a whole Jewish community in every university around the world? We had a Jewish professor in ELH department unfortunatly he did not do his job so now there are none. I don't understand this mentality of if there are not Jewish in a university it means they are 'antisemetic'??. I once again ask you about this if it means this the university is racist I would like statistics for the number of Turkish Cypriot employees in every university around the world. The Jewish do not have some kind of superior status you know. If we are all equal as nations as humans then this professor and the ones who wrote articles of this issue must think about this. Gulizcik (talk) 14:18, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
- The article is now protected which means that you two should have a vigorous debate and come to an agreement. Adoniscik(t, c) 14:44, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Back to your question:
Since you ask, I will explain this to you. There are by far more Jews than Turkish Cypriots (number-wise), and statistically they are better educated (formally, that is). Jews make up an important percentage of most universities. When an institution like EMU (only twenty minute flight from Israel!) has no Jews working there – it's meaningful. Moreover, when a Jew finally comes to work there… it ends badly. Now, if you told me that you had five other Jewish Professors and they were all fine, then it might be that you did not like this one Jewish Professor for another reason… but this is not the case. My impression is that since this person was Jewish and perhaps different in some way from what you have been used to (different teaching method, sources, political views etc.) this was already intolerable for you. I think that we can fairly agree that North Cyprus is a small conservative community, apprehensive of change and offering a student population that is not the best read and trained in Europe. I can imagine that this man, a last Jew in Cyprus since the internment camps (located in Famagusta, BTW), had a lot to offer. More than a conservative, underdeveloped and largely hegemonic society could endure. --2knowledgeable (talk) 14:46, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Oh really!! Firstly- poulation means nothing. There are many many Turkish Cypriots who go for formal education at graduate level to universites in UK USA and around the world. What percentage are then employed at these universites? Better educated??? I don't think so!! I am not getting through to you? his teaching method was not teaching. Turkish Cypriots as I have already told you are open and welcoming to all races religions ethnicites perspectives and the fact that there seem to be at the moment no Jewish means nothing! It simply means that other nations English American Asian Turkmenistan Irish Swiss Turkish Palestinian Jordan New Zealand Italian Arab etc etc were employed insted. Why are you making such a big deal that it has to be the Jewish that must be employed??? Of course I know why but again it does not fool me!!By the way- Compared to most countries who we think are open to perspectives are very hypocritical. Do you know that muslims in the United States change their name so as not to be targetted by the Jewish who hold a very high percentage of administation in many institutions in the USA?? Do you know about the systematic abuse of muslims by the Jewish in other countries?? Do you know about the bullying that goes on in the Middle East against Arabs?? Do you know that the Jewish should be checking themselves for abuse-bullying-discrimination and unfair treatment of Arabs and the Muslim community????Gulizcik (talk) 15:12, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Conflict of interest September, 2008
There has been a sock report and some edit warring involving GulizSahdur (talk · contribs) and Gulizcik (talk · contribs). They were removing a criticism section; they are affiliated with EMU- see these links:  .
I also propose that the section "Allegations of Administrative Misconduct" that Gulizcik deleted three times before the article was secured (at my request) will be brought back. It is not fair to endurse the user's change only because the user tired everyone through an edit war--2knowledgeable (talk) 14:59, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
- ) I only changed by account because I felt my last name was not neccessary not to fool anyone. If you would like I can go back to my old account. I am not affliated with EMU. I was a student at the university 2003-2008. I have recently applied to do my Masters degree at EMU and I did those translations voluntarily for someone. By the way they were not printed in Cyprus Today..I wonder why?? The article you have there I also did without recieving any payment. You should all just accept that I am just trying to tell you all the truth and the section should be removed because of the unreliable source and fake allegations.Gulizcik (talk) 15:17, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
I have feeling that this user will fault any source that will not print what s/he thinks. To the point: Debate first and deletion second. The user was asked to stop deleting this section, warned that an edit war is inapropriate, and finally rewarded for his/her bullying. This is not the way this should go. --2knowledgeable (talk) 15:32, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
I am a SHE..I have told you this before and you still act like you don't know who I am. You know very well and since you have been looking in my blog which is none of your buisness you should see that it says Female suppoted by my photo! I will not accept any publication who does not print the truth about the matter. It is not correct to believe something simply because it is written somewhere!Gulizcik (talk) 15:45, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Yes, exactly :-) We believe something because it is recorded in reliable sources. We can doubt information... but not just because we don't like it. --2knowledgeable (talk) 09:29, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
This concept of a 'reliable source' should be questioned itself. The media have so much power and we see this everyday. This is just one small example of what they are capale of doing. The sources have editors who have their own ideology, interests and perspective on not only journalism but also the world around them. Therefore, the end result of a publication more or less reflects the editor/s and journalists. What I am saying is that I have noticed a pattern of negativity by your source towards this university and that is what makes me certain that the stories printed cannot be written objectivly or truthfully. Gulizcik (talk) 15:44, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
COI – Are You Joking?
It was very mildly suggested in the discussion above that editor Gulizcik might have a certain COI regarding the case discussed. However, if Gulizcik is indeed the student G S (as she professes to be), then the situation goes far beyond a COI. G S features front and center in this case. She has been asked by Dr. E. and Dean B (whom Gulizcik exalts to no end..) to disrupt and sabotage Dr. D's classes, organize petitions against him, and harass him and threaten him on the phone, in his office and on email.
In his defense, Dr. D. presents dozens of documents pertaining to G S (numbers 18a to 18w!), and addresses her accusation that he gave her too high a grade (!) on a class assignment.
He writes the following:
- Charge 3-b relates to one of dozens of complaints by G S (#####), a student who walks out of classes, slams doors (18a), disrupts classes with rude remarks(18d-f), and who has been making threats against me (18g-h)and harassing me, first in my office and through the phone, and later by e-mail (18a-w). A typical example is her last email from June 24 (18v-w). Her message, filled with lies and insults is based on her claim that while her number grade in the course was 95, her letter grade is B+. It’s a serious accusation, unless one takes into account that her number grade in the course was 76. This number is posted on my office door, and has been sent to the chair with the breakdown of all semester grades. I have been bending over backwards to be fair to G, but nothing has ever been good enough. In this case, G missed her class presentation on March 5. Only at the end of the semester, and after classes were over, she “recalled” that she did not feel well on that day, and provided a medical report to the fact (28). Since I had to respect her medical report, a serious problem was created in evaluating a class presentation which she could no longer perform. I discussed this matter with the chair extensively, asking him to “instruct me very clearly what to do in this case” and following his instructions to the letter (18q-s): to accept G’s medical note and to award her presentation the same grade that her final project merited. By the way, G took an extensive part in the chair’s effort to produce complaints against me, and in return he condoned and encouraged her behavior.
That Gulizcik is presenting herself as having a conflict of interest is putting if very mildly. If Wikipedia has any rules in this regard (as in regards to foul language, vandalism, attacking individuals, knowingly providing false information, making anti-Semitic comments and a myriad of other un-pleasantries visited on this page by Gulizcik), I think that its about time that some rules will be applied.--2knowledgeable (talk) 09:29, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
I do not have a conflict of interest, I am not anti semetic, I was not asked by the department chair or the dean to complain and I think you should stop digging out these events because I do not have to defend myself. It is true he made a lot of accusations about me but because of the dozens of complaints that he faced every semester it became clear that his accusations towards me were not true. He is keeping up this behavior by accusing the university of many false allegations but no one who knew him believes any of it. Gulizcik (talk) 15:52, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Last thing I want to say on this matter is it would have been fun if he made these acussations while the dean of the faculty of arts and sciences was also not Turkish Cypriot about a year before this incident. I wonder what would have happend then :) HAHAHAH seriously now that I think of it it would have been so funny oh my god it would ahve been hell :jp))Gulizcik (talk) 17:40, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Is the Discussion Here Still about Sources?
Between the lies and threats; the vandalism and the bullying; the discussion of "the Jews" and their "strange ways"; and the silent aid from a Turkish nationalist administrator; Gulizcik provided no evidence (except her personal dislike) that Cyprus Today is not a reliable source. The conversation, which should revolve around sources and their validity, has degenerated into an endless and abusive chatter. Changes in the article have been made by those who had enough persistence and Hotzpa… to simply delete what they don't like.
Can anyone present a (serious) argument that the practically single English Newspaper in North Cyprus in unreliable (If so… this does say something about this country and the sources of information available to English speakers)?
If not, please return the section to where it belongs.
As for all the superfluous arguments cluttering this page: No Jews = no anti-Semitism. Two Jews = anti Semitism. I think most readers can do the math. --2knowledgeable (talk) 09:30, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Cyprus Today is not the only English Language newspaper in North Cyprus. Some others include Cyprus Times, The Observer, Dialogue and The Cyprus Mail over on the South. There are many sources for English speaking residents and this says a lot about the democracy for foriegn residents here in this country. As for Cyprus Today- An English Editor sits down every week along with some English journalists and they actually get to have a say in what is going on in this country. Yet they are printing stories in their paper that Turkish Cypriot community and authories are racist? It just does not make sense to me.Gulizcik (talk) 16:00, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
The following text appears to be a synthesis:
- "The picture painted in these articles is of an institution in which ongoing disputes among faculty, motivated by envy and political rivalry, are settled by systematic abuse, often with the support of upper administration."
There are many problems in all institutions, privately owned businesses, schools, universities, political parties, clubs, friend grops and even families. It occurs because difference in perspective and difference in goals. People are all different. Although I am not a faulty member in this institution I am sure that there are conflicts between faculty and I am sure that conflicts will continue. In that text where does it give an example of abuse? The text needs more evidence therefore, it is not valid to be written on wikipedia. Gulizcik (talk) 13:06, 10 September 2008 (UTC)
- I have the same concern. Every organization has such issues, but it would not encyclopedic to mention them here unless they are pervasive and persistent. Does EMU have a reputation for anti-semitism or this is a one off incident? If it is the latter, I would be inclined to omit it unless it made a big splash in the media. Maybe there are WP precedents for this sort of thing. --Adoniscik(t, c) 03:46, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
- You are confusing the issues. The article in Cyprus Today does not speak of anti-Semitism (and you probably don't mean that "every institution has" issues of anti-Semitism). The article also does not speak about "conflicts" between faculty members and "different perspectives." It speaks specifically about mobbing, bullying, and abuse that are carried with administrative support. This certainly does not fall under "every organization has such issues."
- You should also take into account that institutions like EMU go a long way to suppress bad publicity, and that victims are often reluctant to speak. When information does filter out (and when it can't be discredited), it's often dismissed as a single event. But when one incident is published, it is usually more of a sign for dozens more that are being suppressed.
- Finally, the history of the debate here is strange. First you tried to discredit the sources (and you were successful with some); then, when a source was not discredited, you tried to create a source that would discredit it; and when this didn't work you turned around and asked for evidence of more similar events. I think that it's legitimate that you have an agenda (that you dislike negative information to appear in reference to EMU), but you should respect information that is appended on the basis of valid sources. This would be more "encyclopedic" as you write. --2knowledgeable (talk) 06:57, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
- I don't know who you are addressing, but I would like to see some sources to buttress the above claims. I am not so sure your sources are valid. I haven't read any reputable newspapers writing in such general terms. Good articles refer to specific incidents. From the description you wrote, this one sounds like it's slinging mud at the whole school. --Adoniscik(t, c) 07:15, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
- I'm not sure why you are not sure that the source is valid. The article does nothing of the sort: It merely sumarizes alegations of two cases of abuse, and the official replies provided by the school. There are certainly references to specific incidents. --2knowledgeable (talk) 10:25, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
As well as asking for examples of specific incidents I would also like to request names of these upper adnministration who are supposedly involved with mobbing, bullying and abuse??? Since the speicific professor that I was discussing the administation in this university has changed at least 3 times. Therefore, how can it be an ongoing thing when the administation constantly changes??? Gulizcik (talk) 12:24, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
Latest Revision of Allegations of Administrative Misconduct
Does anyone realise how ridiculous these allegations actually are? I am assumming that the first part is referring to the faculty member I personally knew. So, that is a lie. The second about a British faculty member being removed as department chair because he went to the south is not only ridiculous but it is so funny. I do not know how a newspaper in their right mind could possibly even consider printing these two stories. It must have been a very slow news week. Is anyone actually wanting to keep this section besides 2K? Gulizcik (talk) 15:49, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
- I don't see that anything is ridiculous here except the university's own behavior. As someone who admittedly introduced false information in this discussion , Gulizcik (talk) should be a little more careful when talking about lies (particularly since she cannot back her statements with any sources). --2knowledgeable (talk) 17:23, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
- Remember that what goes in an article must be verifiable. Ultimately, the portion(s) of the story for which there is independent verification is what goes into the article. First-hand knowledge does not a reliable source make. —C.Fred (talk) 22:12, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
2Knowledgeable who do you think you are to take out my comments? I am requesting help for any other editor on Wikipedia. The user 2knowledgeable is preventing me from speaking freely on this talk page by deliberately deleting information which is vital to the issue. At the same time this user is writing the false allegations against this university and accusing me of edit warring when I take it out. 2K do you think you run this page? What exactly do you think you are doing? Eastern Mediterranean University is none of your buisness and none of the buisness of the former professor who is incompetant in his profession. He has shit classes and no student wqants to be in his classes so deal with it and like I told him in that class where he was the one that left MOVE ON! Gulizcik (talk) 18:41, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
This article is semi-protected for one month as a result of this case: Wikipedia:Suspected sock puppets/Gulizcik (2nd nomination) — Rlevse • Talk • 02:31, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
I request that we change the title from Allegations of administrative Misconduct to Conflict maybe if anyone has a better one we can consider. The only allegations of that apply for one article. The other did not even mention anything about the administration. I wanted to add that a student informed the Academic Union about the students complaints because that student was me! I'm kind of wondering why the union did not make a more truthful statement about it but there you go. In fact, I also wanted to say that when I went t the union they were very nice and understanding towards me. They even said they they were proud to have such a student in the university who cares about these issues and the future of the university. Of course, I was also understanding of their issues since the conversation took place at a time of difficulty. I had a good conversation with them and this is why it puzzles me that they did not reflect this in their statement. Either they were just being nice to me in the office or they did not want to publicly reject an allegation agaist the administration??? I also want to take out the part that starts out 'There are different versions...' This statement was not made by a party in the conflict(unless it was related to him). The only two statements that matter are the university administration and the professor himself. Who agrees? Who disagrees? Gulizcik (talk) 16:37, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
- Stop editing the article; you have a COI. Could someone scan the newspaper articles and post them for us to summarize? --Adoniscik(t, c) 18:01, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
2K should scan them I never suggested that they are written on the page in the first place. No other university articles have this kind of information on their pages. Either the whole section should be removed or when other conflicts arise in the university someone should keep record and write them. It's ridiculous! I am not removing it simply because I may be permenantly blocked but the above that I mentioned is the truth, I promiss you. I don't have info on the Art professor thing therefore, I think just what the prfossor said and the administration declining to comment were important. They did not give any specific information at all! Gulizcik (talk) 18:09, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Time limit of the library
Normally, library is open during the the week except Sundays, from 9.00 A.M to 22.00 P.M. However, all the sections of EMU library is open during the exam periods. Reference and reserve sections are open in normal days up to 22.00 , For encouraging students to study more and more and get prepared better for the exams all of the sections are open during the exam periods.
Electrical&Electronic engineering department was one of the first departments which received this accreditation. EMU university asked the ABET to come to university and evaluate some of its engineering departments. ABET stands for Accreditation Board Engineering and Technology. More info can be acquired here: http://www.abet.org/
I'm not sure that "For your international career" is the University motto. It's more of a sales pitch. This should be corrected if this is the case. Some motto's of other universities are:
Cambridge University (UK): Hinc lucem et pocula sacra (From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology(US): Mens et Manus (Mind and Hand)
Oxford University (UK): Dominus Illuminatio Mea (The Lord is my Light)
Syracuse University (US: Suos Cultores Scientia Coronat (Knowledge crowns those who seek her)
Middle East Technical University (Turkey) :Scientia Dux Vitae Certissimus (Our true mentor in life is science)
Bilkent University (Turkey) : Veritas (Truth)