Best UT Gadfly

Robert Jensen

This one might also be called the "Majority of One Award," because Professor Jensen shares with Thoreau the very risky virtue of fighting injustice no matter the consequences. He's best known for opposing U.S. militarism abroad, but he also stoutly defends faculty and student rights. His students and readers know him as a champion of independent and critical thinking, in journalism and in life. It might be a shock to learn that a university could exist without a football team -- without a few men and women like Bob Jensen, it would be no university at all.


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