Princeton's Antonio Calvo Kills Himself After Contract Dispute (by stabbing himself to death?)

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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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The reasoning was a contract dispute...he was fired essentially, but according to the report, and live in companion, girlfriend, whatever, he was upbeat about it and felt he was in the right and everything would right itself in due time. This is what I got from the article.

So it's not adding up, that, along with ALL the other red flags. The fact that it was so blatantly reported as it was is the scary part, it's almost as if the Princeton Elite is like "yeah, we're calling it a suicide, but we had him erased, what are you going to do about it?"

At least that is what i take from it.
edit on 4/22/2011 by UberL33t because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:16 AM
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Well I have been doing some exhaustive searching, unfortunately as of yet to no avail. Nothing I'm finding is really giving any solid clues as to what could be the underlying purpose for exterminating this individual. Which is leading me to believe that any evidence that may have led anyone to any sort of truth has been eradicated from public access.

Which is unfortunate because every iota of my being is screaming foul play. There is more evidence imo opinion to support a conspiracy is afoot than there is that this was just some professor that got fired and flew off the deep-end and commenced to stabbing himself to death in the arms and neck until his demise was met. It still, and seemingly by the way my investigation into this is going, will always be the case.

If this thread dies at this post, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has contributed to this thread regardless if you shared my view or not. I am sure this will not be the last conspiracy that we will have the chance to investigate as a membership. I still leave the floor open to anyone that may be able to find more information that could support this as a conspiracy.



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by UberL33t
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The reasoning was a contract dispute...he was fired essentially, but according to the report, and live in companion, girlfriend, whatever, he was upbeat about it and felt he was in the right and everything would right itself in due time. This is what I got from the article.

So it's not adding up, that, along with ALL the other red flags. The fact that it was so blatantly reported as it was is the scary part, it's almost as if the Princeton Elite is like "yeah, we're calling it a suicide, but we had him erased, what are you going to do about it?"

At least that is what i take from it.
edit on 4/22/2011 by UberL33t because: (no reason given)


Yeah, well Princeton, as well as a few others..
Are not quite known for the "great people" the put out into the world.

Princeton is one of the most corrupt, and shady of "institutions"..
They create and breed criminals.
Not really surprising they would have the "yeah, and what are you going to do about it" attitude.
They create criminals... they teach criminals, how to be criminals...
No wonder it is run by criminals...



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:35 AM
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At Princeton, Questions After Instructor’s Suicide
By LISA W. FODERARO
Published: April 21, 2011


www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/nyregion/after-suicide-firing-of-princeton-lecturer-is-questioned.html


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Friends and former colleagues say Dr. Calvo was abruptly dismissed from his job, and because he lived in the United States on a temporary visa, he faced a compulsory return to his native Spain.

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Several former colleagues said that Dr. Calvo, 45, who as a senior lecturer did not have tenure, was being evaluated for reappointment in the department of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures, and that a few graduate students and a fellow lecturer had mounted a campaign to block that renewal. As director of the university’s Spanish language program, Dr. Calvo supervised graduate students, most of whom teach undergraduates; the graduate students, his friends said, criticized his management style and singled out comments that they felt were inappropriately harsh.

In one episode earlier this academic year, Dr. Calvo told a graduate student that she deserved a slap on the face, and slapped his own hands together. In another, he jokingly referred to a male student’s genitalia in an e-mail, using a common Spanish expression that implores someone to get to work.

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Some of Dr. Calvo’s undergraduate students complained this week that Princeton had not been forthright with them about his departure or death. They said they were not notified that he had died until three days later, in an e-mail that said simply that Dr. Calvo “has passed away.”

James Williams, a sophomore from Pittsburgh who took an advanced Spanish class with Dr. Calvo, said that on the Friday the instructor was escorted from the building, the students waited for 30 minutes in the classroom. As they left, they asked the department chairwoman where Dr. Calvo was.

“She said he had to leave early today for personal reasons and that he’d be back next week,” Mr. Williams recalled.

The day before the suicide, the students again waited for Dr. Calvo. After 20 minutes, another professor entered the room and announced that he was taking over the course indefinitely, again citing personal matters that Dr. Calvo was attending to.

After class the following week, Mr. Williams said, the new professor told him that Dr. Calvo had killed himself. Mr. Williams has created a Facebook page titled “Justice for Calvo: Forming a Student Response” and scheduled a strategy session for Saturday. “Definitely more questions need to be answered,” he said.

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Friends of Dr. Calvo said the timing of his dismissal put him in a difficult position. Since he was in the country on a work visa sponsored by Princeton, he would have to find another job — and sponsor — quickly.

“Antonio had lived in the United States for over 10 years and made a life for himself in this country,” said Marco Aponte-Moreno, a former lecturer in Spanish at Princeton who now teaches in England. “The loss of his job also meant that he would have to leave his life in the U.S. behind.”


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Princeton professor's suicide followed contract dispute with university, friends say

Published: Friday, April 22, 2011, 9:22 AM Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011, 9:45 AM

By Lauren Zumbach/For The Times, Trenton


www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2011/04/princeton_university_professor_1.html


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But that’s not how Philip Rothaus, a Princeton senior and close friend of Calvo’s, thinks it happened. In an open letter to the university, Rothaus said Calvo was forced to hand over his keys and leave the university on April 8, with no advance notice.

Members of the faculty were told not to contact him.

“He was not ‘on leave,’ and certainly not for ‘personal’ reasons,” Rothaus wrote.

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Marco Aponte-Moreno, a professor of international business at the University of Surrey, has been a close friend of Calvo’s since the two attended graduate school at CUNY. Aponte-Moreno also worked under Calvo as a lecturer at Princeton for two years between 2005 and 2008.

Aponte-Moreno explained that Calvo had been undergoing a routine five-year review, during which a group of graduate students and a lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese “launched a long campaign against him.”

Neither Aponte-Moreno nor students who knew Calvo were certain what the students and lecturer alleged, but Aponte-Moreno was not aware of any “known offense” and said the department recommended renewing Calvo’s contract. None were certain why the university review committee allegedly sided against the department, and university officials declined to comment.

“The university has not explained why they took such a drastic and humiliating measure with a lecturer who was extremely popular among students during his 10 years of service to the University,” Aponte-Moreno said.

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For now, Calvo’s friends continue to call for answers.

“At this point, the continued strangling of the truth is an act of the worst kind of institutional injustice against the students, faculty and all those who loved Antonio — and there were many,” Rothaus said. “Even if Antonio did something that merited this horrid treatment, something that we, his friends, highly doubt, the student body deserves to know.”
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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 05:28 AM
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and that a few graduate students and a fellow lecturer had mounted a campaign to block that renewal


THIS section of that article sticks out. I would love to have more details on who these people were exactly. Thank you for posting the article. Now we have a valid motive and he definitely had enemies. This is quite prevalent.



posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 06:03 AM
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This immediately struck a chord with me..do you guys remember the thread from the 18th April, where an Oregon Teenager stabbed himself to death during a live gig on stage?

www.abovetopsecret.com...

That was two days after the guy from your thread supposedly knifed himself to death. (the teen died 14th April)

Coincidence? Or new 'suicide' induction weapon?

If you wanted to die...would you stab and slash yourself to death? There have got to be easier, faster and less painful methods to use...usually people wouldn't ordinarily choose to end their lives this way.


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posted on Apr, 24 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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I have been looking into this one myself, was about to post a thread about it, and search turned this up. I really haven't found out anything new to add as of yet, there really doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there about this at all..... Sounds like a coverup to me, suspicious as hell.



posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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Not much new.

Tilghman issues statement regarding Calvo
Posted April 25, 2011; 08:43 a.m.


www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S30/37/35Q63/index.xml


Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman has issued the following statement to members of the University community regarding the tragic death of Senior Lecturer Antonio Calvo.

To members of the Princeton University community,

The tragic death of Senior Lecturer Antonio Calvo last week has left many members of the community with a deep sense of loss. Those of you who knew Professor Calvo as a valued and beloved colleague, teacher and friend are seeking answers to the painful question of what could have driven him to take his life. This is natural, but in my experience it is never possible to fully understand all the circumstances that lead someone to take such an irreversible decision.

The specific events leading up to Professor Calvo's abrupt leave-taking from the University came out of a review whose contents cannot be disclosed without an unprecedented breach of confidentiality. That policy is in place to protect the privacy of the individual faculty or staff member, and his or her family. An unfortunate consequence of this policy is that in the absence of the facts, untrue and misleading rumors have been swirling on campus and in the blogosphere. Most problematically, innocent individuals on campus have been identified and fingers pointed in a manner that is deeply unfair, hurtful and unworthy of this university community.

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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 08:35 AM
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These procedures were followed in this case. Some have written to me asking for full disclosure of all the details in this case. I must stand on the principle of confidentiality and of respect for Antonio Calvo's privacy and that of his grieving family.


Yeah right.
Oh I get it, mouths are shut because of the grieving family

100% BS.

I thought this thread was dead, im glad it's not, I keep on checking to see if peeps get somewhere with this.
But, like OP said, they did a very good clean up job.

Princeton University is a corrupt institution.





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