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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Student Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20387.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20387

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Title Houstonian 1994
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title Student Life
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Fictional poem causes history/acuity to have armed guard abian Vaksman: A Radical RRacist Have you ever sat in a class and cunningly plotted the assassination of your professors. Some students have. It's good therapy, if not taken seriously. UH graduate student Fabian Vaksman wrote a poem called "RRacist" about killing professors and was accused of being psychotic by some in the UH history department. In the poem, a researcher at a state university uses an assault rifle to murder five faculty members who try to stifle his intellectual opinions. An exert from Vaksman's "RRacist" reads: "Bobson sat at his desk/ about to jump up I ...as he sprayed him with bullet fire... I He heard screams.../ He saw blood... /Lots of it..." Some say the fictional murder victims closely resemble actual faculty members. This UH saga all started in 1986 when Fabian Vaksman was expelled from the history department's Ph.D. program after they rejected his thesis. Vaksman, who filed suit and regained admission to the doctoral program has written a vengeful tale that many believe is targeted toward the history faculty at UH. Vaksman contends: "My poem is symbolically killing the demagogues, bullies and pushovers that exist all over America; UH is not the only place these characters habitue'." UH went so far as to place an armed guard outside the history offices on the fifth floor of Agnes Arnold Hall. Guards manned the post until June 15 when extra patrols were added to the area, and the history faculty was asked to only be on campus during the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. "These stupid people refuse to believe my book is fiction," said Vaksman. Vaksman has been back at UH since March 1992, and was awarded $122,500 in legal fees for actual damage and emotional duress. But time and money haven't made him less angry. While UH is appealing the decision, Vaksman has until September 1994 to present his thesis. Meanwhile, he has written the treatment for "RRacist II" and adapted the original "RRacist" into a screenplay. So those of you sitting in the back of class wanting to take revenge on your professor for requiring your world to revolve around theirs, it's OK to think about it: but keep it to yourself. - JoAnn Stephens Vaksman contends: "My poem is symbolically killing the demagogues, bullies and pushovers that exist all over America, UH is not the only place these characters habitue V -Photo by Mark Sobham - Boyle I Vaksman ■© 65