Category: Soka Gakkai

Shakeup, sit-in at Soka U.

A dean loses his post, and a popular teacher won’t be back. The Orange County Register, Feb. 8, 2003 By MARLA JO FISHER and LOIS EVEZICH, The Orange County Register ALISO VIEJO – Soka University’s dean of faculty was removed, its best-known faculty member leveled charges of religious bias and students staged a sit-in Friday in the most turbulent day in the school’s short history. At the center of the controversy: Soka’s decision not to renew the contract of popular teacher and best-selling author Joe McGinniss. McGinniss, author of “Fatal Vision” and “Blind Faith,” said he initially had been