Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Who Is Dr. George Gollin and Why Are People Attacking Him?

That's what I asked when I first received an anonymous comment attacking him. The comment was to Is Your Professor Using the Classroom as a Platform for Political Agendas... the authors of the original posts lacked the necessary critical reading skills to figure out that I was mocking the poster linked to the site and definitely support public intellectuals.

Anyways, another series of comments were posted attacking Dr. Gollin. I researched their claims and called them what they were: idiots and assassins. Of course, they then carried out another series of posts for no possible reason--since I stated I had no idea who Dr. Gollin was or why they were saying such nasty things about him on my site. I researched some more and found out that Dr. Gollin is a part of a group of intellectuals and politicians researching the activities of bogus online universities, otherwise known as diploma mills ... as many concerned citizens know these disreputable businesses cheat thousands of students every year and are a danger in that they certify people who are essentially unqualified for the positions they pursue. Another series of anonymous comments originating from a company site (some signed with bogus names) continued to be left, trying to intimidate me? or insult me (ha--good luck). I eventually contacted Dr. Gollin and asked him to respond and have posted his response below.

Michael Benton
University of Kentucky

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Hi folks,

The operators of bogus schools do genuine harm to society. Some of them sell fake engineering and medical degrees. The clients of diploma mills will, in turn, endanger their own (unwitting) patients, customers, advisees.

The alleged operators of the Saint Regis group are currently being sued by the accredited Regis University for trademark infringement, among other things. There is a lot of money to be lost: at one point the Saint Regis site had claimed to be processing 150,000 applications per year. Though this is almost certainly an exaggeration, taking it at face value (and multiplying by an estimated average price of $600 per degree) yields a potential net income of many tens of millions of dollars per year. So having that cash flow reduced through exposure in the press (see links to news stories) will be a source of distress. As a result, large amounts of bad behavior by the SRU people is to be expected.

A discussion forum elsewhere, apparently mounted by the web mistress for Saint Regis, features almost nothing but nastiness and bad craziness on behalf of Saint Regis proponents. In particular, much of it is aimed at Alan Contreras (administrator of the State of Oregon Office of Degree Authorization), John Bear (a well-published expert on distance learning), Allen Ezell (head of the FBI's DipScam operation until his retirement some years ago), and me. (We work together to document the practices of bogus "universities.") According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, we are called the CarpMasters by legitimate credential evaluators and accreditors, "carp" being the trade jargon for "diploma mill" in that both are bottom-feeding garbage eaters.

But the Saint Regis gang refers to us differently, claiming that we are involved in, for example, complicated homosexual romances with each other and that our wives are leaving us. We find pictures of ourselves and members of our families posted to various Saint Regis web sites, accompanied by threatening comments about our spouses and children.

All this comes from putting under a microscope one of the most complex, sophisticated, and damaging (especially to the developing world) operations in the entire collection of filth that is the world of diploma mills.

Microscopes are what we use to look closely at parasites, microscopes are what we use to learn their features and reveal their shapes to the outside world. Things living under rocks do not like to be viewed closely in bright light. A microscope is the investigative tool of choice. A microscope and a keyboard to write the truth of what one sees.

The University of Illinois requires of its faculty three distinct classes of activity: teaching, research, and public service. Public service is important, and will generally draw on the faculty member's expertise, which includes matters relating to teaching and curriculum evaluation as well as the professor's field of scholarly research. The university is supportive of investigation of unaccredited degree-granting entities as a service activity.

A couple of years ago the University of Illinois began receiving threats from "Daniel Taylor" who identified himself as the president of American Coastline University and who explained that we could only correspond with him via email since he was working at the ACU headquarters in St. Petersburg, Russia. Apparently we could not, according to Taylor, drop in on him when giving an academic seminar at the University of Rochester, even though "Taylor's" computer showed the exact same internet address as one contained in a hostile message from Richard Hoyer, sent through a Rochester intermet service provider.

We also received threatening messages sent from Spokane, Washington using the same ISP as Saint Regis, even though these threats identifed the sender as the "Liberian Embassy, Washington DC."

We continue to receive threats regularly, both from Hoyer and from one of the other defendants in the Regis University vs. Lorhan et al. suit.

It took UIUC a few weeks to sort this all out after it began happening. The silly things posted by the Saint Regis gang about bad behavior on the part of UIUC are untrue. The university has a fine tradition of supporting academic vigor and independence, but it took a couple of months to figure out the fine points of faculty public service, in contrast to private service. It is certainly the case that I am encouraged by the provost to pursue this line of investigation. There's a good document on the administration's web site about this, linked to my home page if you're interested.

So we're doing a good thing, and the amount of bile coming from the staff and shills of the Saint Regis group shows that we are having an effect. It's reassuring to see, although some of what appears on the web is so funny that we have occasional family get togethers around a computer to cackle at the latest set of insults. It's like having a five year old bully shriek at an adult when he is caught stealing another child's candy. It's so nekulturny. It also brings to mind one of Groucho Marx' better insults.

George Gollin
Dept. of Physics
University of Illinois

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It sometimes seems as if it is open season on academics and it is heartening to see a courageous individual such as Dr. George Gollin fighting the good fight!

56 comments:

Deleted said...

The diploma mills prey on the unwary, Bush administration officials use them to gain a veneer of respectablity and they feed into an ugly form of credentialism. They play off, and benefit from, the magical thinking of the crackpots who "create their own reality".

Academia has enough trouble already dealing with frauds. It's unforgiveable to see a bad situtation and find an excuse to make it worse.

Anonymous said...

1. Dr Gollin KNOWS there is no "Saint Regis".
2. Dr Gollin KNOWS there is no "gang"
3. Dr Gollin KNOWS no "various Saint Regis web sites" exist.
4. Dr Gollin KNOWS a rifle scope crosshair from a microscope.
5. Dr Gollin KNOWS that certain fora exist simply to entertain.

Is Dr Gollin a liar? Well, he is not what he seems.

Anonymous said...

Subject: Stalking in the Guise of Academic Freedom

Stalking in the Guise of Academic Freedom

Dr. Richard J. Hoyer takes University of Illinois Professor George D. Gollin to task for trying to effect the outcome of the Liberian presidential elections under the disguise of academic freedom.

By Dr. Richard J. Hoyer
Contributing writer

April 25, 2005 I received a death threat from a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor “George D. Gollin” on the university web site at: http://web.hep.uiuc.edu/home/g-gollin/george_and_melanie.gif The picture has my name and the names of four others and a rifle scope. On Aprail 28, 2005 the university made Gollin replace the photo with one of him and his wife Meline Loots-Gollin. On April 27, 2005 the university made George D. Gollin remove the threat which he has never denied making with a picture of him and his wife Melanie Jane Loots-Gollin.

This stalking all began in August of 2003. I received a disturbing email indicated that a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign physics professor George D. Gollin, had my name and my company, Global Capital, LLC, listed on a University of Illinois web page.

Upon visiting the web page, I found that George D. Gollin was claiming that I own “American Coastline University,” a religious state licensed and foreign Ministry of Education licensed university that offers distance learning degree programs. This was based on his extensive investigative skills as a physics professor where he looked up a dot org domain listed for that university and it showed “RJH” as the owner, which happen to be my initials. Although I had made an offered to buy American Coastline University, (which Gollin had apparently had heard from Dr. John Bear) many years back, I had never consummated the purchased and was not or never have been the owner.

While this was all in progress, I sent an email to the legal department and the administrators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Being a bit humorous, explaining that I had at no time hired George Gollin or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to be my publicist and demanded that they cease and desist and remove all reference to me and my Global Capital, LLC from their web site. On October 9th, 2003 the web page was removed from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign web site. I could care less about his self- appointed crusade, supposedly against “diploma mills,” that has nothing to do with me and my personal and business information has no right being on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign web site. All that I was concerned with was that he got his “so called” investigative act together and knew what he was talking about regarding me. I had never had a conversation or any form of communications with George D. Gollin. All I asked was to take my personal and business information off of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign web site.

George Gollin was forced to remove the web pages from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign web server after I complained. As much as he has claimed that is his web site, it is a web page which the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides him on their university web site. This hurt his ego and led him to stalk me personally, contact my local newspaper and resulted in two front-page, full-paged articles about me in my local newspaper in December of 2003. This has also led him to pulling an FBI agent out of retirement to testify before congress that I own yet another university (St. Regis University) that is in Liberia and make claims that I run it from my home in Rochester, New York. This forced me to have to fax all of the congressmen at their Washington, DC and state offices to defend myself.

When he saw that my local newspaper articles and perjury at a congressional hearing did not have the impact he was hoping for. At the end of 2004, he has now contacted yet a third university (Regis of Colorado) claiming copyright infringement against St. Regis University and falsely claiming that I am connected to them as their provost. (Which was a volunteer, uncompensated position that I held until October of 2002.)

Three months after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had ordered his web page be removed, it was placed back on the university web site because George D. Gollin cried “academic freedom” loudly to the Chronicle of Higher Education and anyone else who would listen.

George D. Gollin’ present stalking episode has led to me being wrongfully named in a lawsuit filed in the State of Washington for copyright infringement. Once again, my local newspaper has contacted me and written another article on me. This lawsuit in its entirety was posted on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign web site prior to me even knowing about it, and is still today on the University of Illinois web server as a downloadable PDF file. George D. Gollin was kind enough to point his visitors to my most recent newspaper article that he obviously helped to ensure was published.

Once again, I have emailed the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The only response I have received to date, is an insulting and threatening email from the web site administrator (Michael G. Gardner): “Of course you don't have a clue as to what a "web site" means or that the contact name for a domain actually has little or nothing to do with the use of that domain. You've splattered this email far enough. If there is anyone on this campus who cares about your problem, you've hit them with the list of emails below. Don't darken my inbox again or I'll be having words with your ISP. Mgg”

George D. Gollin performs all of his libel stalking and harassment as a proud tenured physics professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and uses their web site and his job title credential to accomplish this task and boast about his credibility. That which he originally had wrote as a work for hire last year, on the university website, has since been posted and hosted on the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization web site.

George D. Gollin’ harassment and libel as a university employee has cost me major project funding for my business and enormous losses in annual project management salary over the next 15 years, not to mention my local and national professional reputation being damaged.

The local newspaper articles were done in such a manner that they said nothing, yet unfairly placed me under a regulatory microscope. State and federal officials were compelled to contact me and ask questions, which were satisfied. These articles were not only in print locally, but available in a web search of my name for an entire year. Preliminary due diligence revealed them to my project funding sources and resulting in the project not being funded.

Now, keeping in mind that none of George D. Gollin’ accusations have proven to be true, when does academic freedom become stalking? When does a university take responsibility for their employee who hides behind academic freedom to use their web site as their agent to libel and threaten people? When does a university see that their employee’s over 375 web site postings to www.degreeinfo.com are done during company time?

It is the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s responsibility what content is on their web site, even a sub page given to one of their professors to play on.

Now he is trying to effect a country presidential election: http://liberianobserver.com/about_liberia/weah_scandal.html

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and their physics professor have ruined me professionally and financially on this harassment, libel and now threatening crusade. With the right team of aggressive attorneys, legal remedy will be explored in this stalking in the guise of academic freedom.

Contact:
Dr. Ricahrd J. Hoyer
PO Box 17637
Rochester, New Yrok 14617
(585) 266-4832
Email: Rhoyer@rochester.rr.com

Anonymous said...

This is a perfect example of how professional George D. Gollin is:
http://www.degreeinfo.com/forums/attachment.php?s=1d6633da433e5140ec2eddf68507f9a2&postid=185701

On this web site: http://www.degreeinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=19692

There's the kind of physics professor I want teaching my kids.

Rodney Bearkiller
An American Indian

Thivai Abhor said...

Richard Hoyer is disreputable and the rest of these comments are from their corporate flunkies... see the excellent links in Harry's first post.

Thanks for once again providing an example of the extent you are stalking and harassing Dr. Gollin.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhh, a bunch of bleedhaert liberals!!!!

That explains it!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhh, a bunch of bleeding heart liberals!!!!

That explains it!

Thivai Abhor said...

Anonymous whiner,

Least you got it right on the second try ... could you define "bleeding heart" liberal?

Deleted said...

Diploma-terrorism is one of the gravest threats our country faces. If they're innocent, these enemy combatants have nothing to fear. Perhaps the interrogators at Gitmo could help us get inside the mindset that hates education and freedom so much. Extraordinary rendition is another positive, pro-active option. If it saves just one education, it's worth it.

I'm certain the anonymous pissant complaining about bleeding heart liberals could prove his innocence easily in front the appropriate tribunal. One could call this the kind, but firm, approach.

Thivai Abhor said...

Great insight in your posts Harry... here is where the latest anonymous posters are arriving from:

Military Forums

It seems the diploma mills are trying to make a killing supplying bogus certificates to soldiers and they don't want anyone interfering with their attacks ... thanks for the earlier link, I placed it in the Military Forums to balance out the discussion somewhat...

Anonymous said...

George Dana Gollin has his 16 year old daughter responding to defend his stalking of Hoyer? That's funny and sad at the same time. By the comments made to Hoyer, "Jack" and "Mack," it is obvious your teenaged daughter wrote that reply.

Has daddy made you too lazy to look at the gif file on the Liberain web site or attached to Hoyer's post? A rife scope crosshairs next to five names means your daddy is a dangerous and bad boy!

After all, he calls you "sloppy" on his university web page and gives your school name to all who visit that pittiful page. Isn't that child abuse?

Thivai Abhor said...

Lying anonymous character assassins who spout nonsense as a method of covering their own misdeeds

Deleted said...

You've got a live one, Thivai. What sort of tolerance do we owe people who game the system and slander others to distract attention from their misdeeds? I was only half-joking about declaring them unlawful combatants and sending them to legal limbo. I do think this is one of those issue areas where right and left wing might agree that a severe, almost draconian, penalty is in order.

Anonymous said...

Re(1): Joke Time
Posted on August 29, 2004 at 10:58:55 by George Gollin

Tax breaks for the wealthy, lies about weapons of mass destruction and the sources of support for terrorism in order to invade Iraq, ignorance of the support for terrorism coming from Saudi Arabia due to friendships with members of the royal family, the rolling back of environmental protection laws, opposition to a woman's freedom of reproductive choice, policies that increase the number of Americans without health insurance. That's a funny joke too. He'll send our kids to die in foreign lands in order to support his buddies' desires to seize oil fields. His thugs go after politicians who got themselves shot up in Viet Nam, daring to criticize their service records while he (and his cronies) stayed home getting drunk.

And you think that including these facts in a decision about how to vote makes me a fit subject for a homophobic joke that is worth posting here. Don't you get it? That man is using the children of poor people as cannon fodder to protect his own economic interests.

Don't you dare tell me to grow up or imply that I lack a sense of humor.



Replies:
Re(2): Joke Time - By Robert L Fleming August 29, 2004 at 11:47:11
Re(3): Joke Time - By Jim Silkie August 30, 2004 at 08:17:07

Thivai Abhor said...

Harry,

We owe them very little tolerance and we should hit thm where it hurts their crooked little souls--financially.

They are relentless in their misinformation campaign, just imagine how many sites they must be hitting besides mine...

Thivai Abhor said...

Ivory Tower Rip Offs: How Diploma Mills Work

Anonymous said...

GEORGE GOLLIN FAMILY DIARY

Shocking Family Diary can be read at :http://themagnetwomanprophecies.blogspot.com

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Anonymous said...

, The Gollins Enjoy Hatredand Nastiness as a Family
George Gollin is the radical leftist University of Illinois physics professor who imagines himself to be a "Carp Master," a hunter of bottom feeding diploma mills. The problem for Goblin is that he can't tell the difference between a diploma mill and an unaccredited but legitimate school. Not clear if that's just because he's too dim to understand the difference, or because his radical socialist agenda demands that the government control all education.

While he's busy playing G-Man on the internet, his daughter, Cordelia Rose Loots-Gollin, is busy exploring her deviant sexuality, wallowing in vulgarity, and enjoying her family's anti-Catholicism. Here's a sample from her blog:
http://themagnetwomanprophecies.blogspot.com/

"Tomorrow is the first Gay Straight Alliance meeting. Goody. I'm bringing treats."

"I have a burning desire to tell you all to fuck yourselves."

"I didn't do anything, I am dissapointed. I should have told them to suck my dick. Oh wait-- that's impossible-- DAMN."

"I wonder what my parent's would do if I came home with lipstick marks on my collar."

"Pleasure the women, pleasure the women. That is my new chant. It's from something I read in the quotes section of the advocate they asked a burlesque dancer if he was gay and he said something like... "of course we're not gay, if we were, how would we enjoy pleasuring all those women?"

"Pretended to be a lesbian... scared rushing sorority girls."

"My Daddy and Mommy went to dinner at these people's house who have a bulemic/exercise addicted daughter. My dad was telling me this, but I didnt want to hear it. Then he said that she didn't look emancipated... maybe he even said that she looked good. That bothered me. Especially since I am of the opinion that pleasantly plump is a wonderful thing.
DONT TELL HELEN."

"My condom key chain broke... then my mom asked about it... hehe."

"After school, Casey gave me a chocolate vagina which she bought at "Sex Out Loud" which took place at the union. I'm saving it so my mom can see."

"The darkness has a hunger that's insatiable. Yay, Indigo Girls."

"i need to remember to go to the sex fair tomorrow and buy chocolate and hopefully see my buddies that i dont know that well. uh... i mean that i never see. yup. so i was just thinking that i should write SEX on my hand so i would remember, but then i was like, no, maybe SX, and then i was like, too straight-edgy and then i was like sex is an anagram of sXe. how inturrresting. mmm. i think i will just write inter on one and course on the other. YES. MAHvelous plan, yo. no wait. then herr w will see. um. so it's just inter. yes. so lame."

"i am going to crank call my father now!
bye bye"

"mark came over and my mom made pumpkin soup.
he made charming conversation
and then we played the suck my dick fuck my ass song
for my father
when my nana and donald were in the basement."

"when i got home I had some left over spring roll. "Mom, do these look slightly fallic to you?" I asked, after taking a bite, "They look *very* fallic to me" she replied. Then we discussed how sometimes that was all you could think of when you ate them"

"today i put an I on my tummy and an I on my back and then i pulled up my shirt at a basketball game. i was the second I in uni high. i didnt really pull it up that much. the other team had cheerleaders, during one routine the two boys had their hands UP THE CHEERLEADERS BUTTS! maybe i am immature, since they were talented cheerleaders, BUT HELLO! FINGERS+BUTTS=??? but(t) then a blue ridge lady told us to pull our shirts down. um. dear kind lady, with all due respect, go suck a giant cock!"

"today was ash wednesday and like everyother ash wednesday i forget that it is a special wednesday and the first catholic i see is always a surprise. for some reason i dont remember seeing people with ash on their forehead until i came to uni. but maybe i just mistook it for dirt. which is very easy, especially when it is the end of the day and there is only a little smudge left. my mom told me that it was like this for her too. and how all the catholics went to catholic school... so she never saw them... and hearing "there go the papists!" yes. mm."

Thivai Abhor said...

Obvious attacks from disturbed character assassins--more info on Diploma Mills:

NCAHF POsition Paper on Diploma Mills

Thivai Abhor said...

What you have to ask yourself is why are they so afraid of George Gollin and what is at stake?

Top Ten Warning Signs That You Are Dealing With a Diploma Mill

Anonymous said...

Thivai Abhor Gollin said...

Daddy did you threaten to shoot five people with a rifle? They had "dirt" on their faces on a Wednesday and they weren't chosen people so who cares?

Gollin Family Diary
Now playing at http://themagnetwomanprophecies.blogspot.com/


"While he's busy playing G-Man on the internet, his daughter, Cordelia Rose Loots-Gollin, is busy exploring her deviant sexuality, wallowing in vulgarity, and enjoying her family's anti-Catholicism. "

"Tomorrow is the first Gay Straight Alliance meeting. Goody. I'm bringing treats."

"I have a burning desire to tell you all to **** yourselves."

"I didn't do anything, I am dissapointed. I should have told them to suck my dick. Oh wait-- that's impossible-- DAMN."

"I wonder what my parent's would do if I came home with lipstick marks on my collar."

"Pleasure the women, pleasure the women. That is my new chant. It's from something I read in the quotes section of the advocate they asked a burlesque dancer if he was gay and he said something like... "of course we're not gay, if we were, how would we enjoy pleasuring all those women?"

"Pretended to be a lesbian... scared rushing sorority girls."

"My Daddy and Mommy went to dinner at these people's house who have a bulemic/exercise addicted daughter. My dad was telling me this, but I didnt want to hear it. Then he said that she didn't look emancipated... maybe he even said that she looked good. That bothered me. Especially since I am of the opinion that pleasantly plump is a wonderful thing.
DONT TELL HELEN."

"My condom key chain broke... then my mom asked about it... hehe."

"After school, Casey gave me a chocolate vagina which she bought at "Sex Out Loud" which took place at the union. I'm saving it so my mom can see."

"The darkness has a hunger that's insatiable. Yay, Indigo Girls."

"i need to remember to go to the sex fair tomorrow and buy chocolate and hopefully see my buddies that i dont know that well. uh... i mean that i never see. yup. so i was just thinking that i should write SEX on my hand so i would remember, but then i was like, no, maybe SX, and then i was like, too straight-edgy and then i was like sex is an anagram of sXe. how inturrresting. mmm. i think i will just write inter on one and course on the other. YES. MAHvelous plan, yo. no wait. then herr w will see. um. so it's just inter. yes. so lame."

"i am going to crank call my father now!
bye bye"

"mark came over and my mom made pumpkin soup.
he made charming conversation
and then we played the suck my dick **** my ass song
for my father [George Gollin]
when my nana and donald were in the basement."

"when i got home I had some left over spring roll. "Mom, do these look slightly fallic to you?" I asked, after taking a bite, "They look *very* fallic to me" she replied. Then we discussed how sometimes that was all you could think of when you ate them"

"today i put an I on my tummy and an I on my back and then i pulled up my shirt at a basketball game. i was the second I in uni high. i didnt really pull it up that much. the other team had cheerleaders, during one routine the two boys had their hands UP THE CHEERLEADERS BUTTS! maybe i am immature, since they were talented cheerleaders, BUT HELLO! FINGERS+BUTTS=??? but(t) then a blue ridge lady told us to pull our shirts down. um. dear kind lady, with all due respect, go suck a giant cock!"

"today was ash wednesday and like everyother ash wednesday i forget that it is a special wednesday and the first catholic i see is always a surprise. for some reason i dont remember seeing people with ash on their forehead until i came to uni. but maybe i just mistook it for dirt. which is very easy, especially when it is the end of the day and there is only a little smudge left. my mom told me that it was like this for her too. and how all the catholics went to catholic school... so she never saw them... and hearing "there go the papists!" yes. mm."

Anonymous said...

Qustion: Thivai Abhor said...
Obvious attacks from disturbed character assassins-

ANSWER: How does one "assassinate" the "character" of a person who threatens to assassinate 5 people with a rifle? Gollin has NO "character". Read their Family Diary. According to Cordelia Rose Loots Gollin they are sick, hateful, arrogant and perverted.

QUESTION: Thivai Abhor said...
What you have to ask yourself is why are they so afraid of George Gollin and what is at stake?

ANSWER: Maybe their LIVES? Gollin threatened them - looks like a rifle scope to me.

Thivai Abhor said...

More obvious lives. Here is another report on who these people are:

Diploma Mills: Fraud in Higher Education

Thivai Abhor said...

http://www.usatoday.com/money/workplace/2003-09-28-fakedegrees_x.htm

So many reports about your crimes, so little time to post them all...

Thivai Abhor said...

USA Today on the Diploma Mills

So many reports about your crimes, so little time to post them all

Anonymous said...

Crimes? Be careful.

Anonymous said...

Please stop defending a person who threatens to kill people. It makes you look like a criminal. Are you the hit man, maybe?

Thivai Abhor said...

Are you a stalker maybe? How much does your company pay you to harass people?

Obviously not much, or they would attract better writers.

Thivai Abhor said...

Experts say students confuse unscrupulous institutions with legitimate distance education

Thivai Abhor said...

Better Business Bureau on Diploma Mills

Thivai Abhor said...

Why Are Hoyer and His Business Partners Upset?

George Gollin didn’t intend to launch a crusade against diploma mills that would eventually lead the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to censor this physics professor’s website. Gollin was just annoyed at pop-up ads that continually came up on his computer. After clicking them shut, over and over again, he says, “after a couple months, I called the number” on the ad. Intrigued by the sales pitch, he went on the web.

What they were selling was the same thing his university sells: a university diploma. But these institutions of “higher learning” were actually diploma mills, ready to sell fake degrees to anyone willing to pay. Robertstown University gave a multiple-choice quiz to give credit for “life experience.” Gollin took the quiz. Because the 100-question quiz was so simple (“Where does the President live?”), Gollin knew all the answers, so he intentionally made mistakes to get only 26% correct, or roughly what random guessing would get. Gollin received an email saying that he passed the test, and could receive an Associate of Arts degree with a 2.7 GPA for a mere $1000. He took an identical test offered by St. Regis University, got only 21% right (worse than random guessing), and received the same offer, with an even higher GPA.

Gollin posted this information on his website at the U of I (www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/g-gollin), and complained to the Federal Trade Commission and state fraud agencies (one of them, in Oregon, is posting the information the University of Illinois told him to take off the website). Gollin’s criticism of diploma mills was featured on the CBS Evening News on July 25, 2003, and he appeared on CNN Aug. 30, 2003. Soon after, the diploma mills began complaining to Gollin and the University of Illinois, including James Monroe, Robertstown, and St. Regis Universities, all of which are accredited in the war-torn country of Liberia, where Gollin suspects that someone was bribed to approve them.

Gollin reports that he received an email threatening a defamation suit from a “Daniel Taylor” who claimed to be the president of one institution Gollin called a diploma mill, and who also claimed to be from Russia, but whose computer had the same IP address as Richard Hoyer in Rochester, New York. Hoyer is the owner of several institutions condemned by Gollin as diploma mills. A false website for the Liberian Embassy pretending to confirm the accreditation of these institutions (www.liberianembassy.com) was registered to Dixie Hoyer, the webmistress for St. Regis University and other diploma mills run by Richard Hoyer, and also the apparent source of another email with a fake name threatening a lawsuit. Gollin says, “It’s pretty scary for me getting these nasty letters from people who don’t exist.”

These letters also scared the University of Illinois, which pressured Gollin to remove the offensive content. On Oct. 9, Gollin agreed to obey orders from top administrators to remove the controversial webpages.

Robin Kaler, a spokeswoman for the University of Illinois, claimed: “We were trying to help him find a more appropriate place for his website” because a website on diploma mills should be “housed in a place that deals with accreditation.” But Gollin perceived the meeting with University officials as an order to drop the controversial information from his website, and he got Oregon accreditation officials to agree to post the information on their website.

Kaler argued about Gollin, “He has a lot to offer the community and the world outside of his discipline. But for the university support he receives, it’s for his work in his discipline.” This seems to indicate that the University of Illinois believes faculty websites can only include information directly related to their field of research. Yet Gollin’s site, like those of many faculty, includes personal and even humorous material in addition to his scientific reason. If big issues about the integrity of academic standards are banned from faculty websites for fear of criticism or lawsuits, then academic freedom is endangered.

By intervening to urge a professor to remove allegedly libelous material, the University of Illinois sets a dangerous precedent for monitoring student and faculty websites and may actually make itself more vulnerable to litigation (because now it’s taking responsibility for the content of websites). If a website can only have material that the university believes is related to a professor’s work, could the same rules apply to any “personal” communications using university resources, including phone and email?

The University of Illinois has already been found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of its faculty when it tried to silence criticism of Chief Illiniwek. The fact that it continues to infringe upon the rights of faculty reflects an administration that refuses to support academic freedom.

Gollin believes that as “an infringement of academic freedom, it needs to be discussed,” but he is happy that the State of Oregon is putting his information on their website: “It makes me a hell of a lot safer, it makes the university a hell of a lot safer.”

Gollin plans to continue his fight against these diploma mills and the “really, really evil” people who own them. He says, “I have this very nice life” compared to Liberia, where civil war has brutalized the people. “These sons of bitches who smell money are just using the situation there for their own ends,” says Gollin. “They’re monsters. They’re just disgusting monsters.”

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Anonymous said...

"sons of bitches” , says Gollin., “They’re monsters. They’re just disgusting monsters.”

, George Gollin, you really shouldn't be making sleazy posts and threats all over the internet or be harassing people. It's extremely unprofessional and it definitely falls under libel, defamation with clear intent and maybe even stalking. That's right, it's illegal. You have sunk to an all time low. Bad show, pal.
One can see where your daughter gets her "attitude" and foul mouth.
,

Anonymous said...

More bad news for George Gollin. Not only does his employer, the University of Illinois not support him, none of his pals do either.
In an embarassing (for Gollin) post where the arrogant loud mouth talks down to all the little peolple, he reached out to a former member of a vulgar forum that Gollin frequests. The forum is owned by Chip White who sells coffee enemas, so of course this is a briilant group of gurus.

Anyway, George Gollin starts of with the usual repeated crap:


g-gollin@uiuc
Anonymous Poster
g-gollin@uiuc.edu

Jun 11, 2005, 3:17 PM
Hi Dennis,

This is getting surreal, isn't it? You've been watching the activities of the Saint Regis bunch [IDIOT GOLLIN DOES KNOW THERE IS NOT SUCH GROUP] for a while; they've usually gone about their business in a less crazy fashion than this. They would post nasty things from time to time, but it always felt like business, done with a
certain mean spirited style to be sure, but business none the less.

I am so curious what's triggered the present spate of insanity: it couldn't possibly be part of any kind of hardball business strategy that I can think of.

What do you think? Are these just stress-induced behaviors? If so, what might have caused it? I am tempted to think that it is something connected to the Regis suit. For example, could one of the defendants have decided to negotiate with Regis? (If so, it might be the Spokane-based non-family member. With those messages he had sent
identifying himself as the "MIS" for SRU, JMU, RU, and NBOE he might be looking for a way to get out from under something large that he fears is about to land on him. So cutting a deal with Regis might make sense.) But how would the other defendants have realized that a deal is being struck anyway? [GOLLIN SURE IS HUNG UP ON THIS CIVIL SUIT IN WHICH HE HAS NO INVOLMENT - HE SAYS]

Any chance that DegreeInfo would let you back in? Your calmer posts there were good to read and I miss them.

George

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Jun 11, 2005, 3:34 PM


Well George, I'm not a physics professor, so my analysis of these things might be less sophisticated than yours.

I think the answer is "none of the above." They just think you're an asshole. It's that simple.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but ask some of those really smart guys you mentioned who are running UIUC and they'll probably tell you the same thing.

Why would I want to get "back in" at Degree Info? I'm not gay nor is anyone in my family, and I take my coffee through the correct orifice. That pretty much gives me nothing in common with anyone else there.

Dennis


LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gollin has no friends left.

Degreeinfo will not listen to him there either.

His pals, John Bear (former diploma mill operator) and Alan Contreras (gay, bitter birdwatcher who publicly says he hates his job) have distanced themselves from Gollin.

The University of Illinois does NOT support Gollin. They AGREED with Dr. Hoyer and forced that cocky Gollin to remove his crap from their servers. GOOD FOR THEM!

I agree - you are just an asshole.

Give it up, man. What you are doing is wrong, mean, juvenile, nasty, illegal, unbecoming, small, sick and immoral.

Thivai Abhor said...

More on the diploma mills:

Wired News: Down By the Diploma Mills Stream

Anonymous said...

Hello I am Thivai. I runan online skool and it is acrediticated by my couzin. I does not likes competitions. I does not care if I acusses wrong peeples, it don't matter a so longs as I gets em all somehows. I just wants thems all gone sos I can gets me more moola.

Thivai Abhor said...

Ha, is that the best you can do... hire someone that has intelligence to write your attacks because obviously you lack the capability.

Thivai Abhor said...

Now this is funny:

Cambridge Global University Welcomes You

Thivai Abhor said...

Schoolhouse crock

Injunction-junction, what’s compunction? Illegal in many states, diploma mills provide all the degrees with none of the work.

George Gollin said...

Hi Thivai,

There's a certain amount of fakery going on: the post at alt.education.distance purported to come from Ruth Watkins, a University of Illinois Associate Provost, was not written by her. The "Dennis" post was not written by the Dennis to whom I addressed my comment.

These are not nice people. And I think I had in mind a paraphrase of a W.C. Fields line, not a Groucho Marx line. It's basically this: you and I have great jobs. We teach, we do scholarly research, we think about complicated, interesting issues that stretch us intellectually. We are encouraged to identify problems in the world and think of ways to address them. We get up in the morning full of fire and go to our great universities to do great things.

The shills who post to alt.education.distance rise, see themselves in the mirror, and wonder how they'll make it through another day of misery, trapped inside their skins. So they boot their computers and try to drain the pus from their souls by venting it into newsgroups.

It's really an awful existence, but they are too cowardly to live differently. I find it hard to feel much sympathy for them, decent a thing as that might be.

Thivai Abhor said...

George,

I don't trust anything that is posted at those sites and I believe that this is part of their overall plan--to make all of the posts worthless through a flood of disinformation (burying the valid critiques).

This is why I won't bother talking to them. I just post a link and leave (each one in response to their visit to this site). Just supply the reports and let people decide on their own.

A friend of mine who was a grad student with me once convinced me that there was no situation or person that couldn't be reached if you took the time to listen to their cause and discuss it with them. We tested it out in public situations and online forums--in classroom debates and lecture forums--in physical confrontations in bars between angry people and attempts to reach frightened, silenced people. We succeeded whenever we could engage in a dialogue with people, but if the person/group refuses to participate in a dialogue then there is nothing that can be done.

These people who are attacking your character and trying to defend their greed hide behind anonymity because they have nothing to say and are afraid of being exposed as the charlatans they are--I can't reach people like that and I have no sympathy for their cause. Of course, the good thing about an inability to engage in a dialogue with beings, is i also do not hate them--I just do not care about them in the least. What I do "hate" is slimy cowards who attack a man's family behind the mask of anonymity. What soulless creatures they must be.

Dr. Gollin, once again I salute your courage and fortitude. I wish the best for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Thivai said...
I am sorry everyone for lying. I made this all up. i was promised money and did not get it. sorry.

Thivai Abhor said...

Yawn

Thivai Abhor said...

Another article on the diploma mills:

Sham Nutritionists and Nutrition Diploma Mills

Anonymous said...

Professor Gollin SAID that University of Illinois sent him a "letter of apology" (heh heh) for forcing him to take down content that could be considered to be "personal attacks".
When might we be seeing this letter? Assuming it exists.....
One would think George Gollin would be plastering it all over the Internet as a trophy, but thus far this alleged letter has been as allusive as Big Foot. Another one of your fantastic tales? Or did Azad the ragged web designer create this one for you? He has lots of experience in making up stories (all 23 years of his life!!!) - and fake letters. LOL!
Well this has been most delightful, but really,
where is this mysterious letter??????????

Thivai Abhor said...

Boring, not one claim backed up...

Here is what is at stake for these lying crooks that run the Diploma Mills

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's what I thought.

No letter.

Any more good stories?

Thivai Abhor said...

Monthly Review Press on:

Digital Diploma Mills

Thivai Abhor said...

No Stories, Just The Facts

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qui rhyme toujours avec toujours/lui ne craigne pas les balles (means: who rhyme always with always does not fear him the bullets) but then Daddy wrote this now didn't he???
if i don't tell everyone these things people will start saying "YOU DIDN'T TELL ME!"
in order of least recent:

1. i am a vegetarian but i eat fish and i dont really care if my spoon touches mustard that was used for ham and then i lick it. really.
2. i will probably work as a junior counselor at waldsee this summer, but i havent signed anything, so no guarantees
3. mark and i are not longer dating. (wonder why fag girl)
today kinzie told me that she wanted to get the gossip "straight from the source." which is sort of sad and a little gross*. because she is assuming that there is something really juicy and that someone came out on top. but really, it is mostly sad and grey.

other than that:
i <3 MC Solaar
also, if any of you guys want to, please buy me _Epileptic_. French or English is fine, I just want it.

clg




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Hummmmm, there "appears' to be more. You must be proud George? It just has to be from all that "gifted school" training she received.

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Current music: batia singing "i want you to want me" in my head, duh

"i have one question: how'd you guys get so stupid?" or no drugs need apply
TODAY I WENT TO BATIA'S HOUSE.
then we went to the park.
we got there and there was some 11 year old playing. i sat on this spinny thing. and then he was like "if you want i can spin you till you get dizzy" and then he kept saying stuff like: "do you wanna get dizzy?" "do you like getting dizzy" then batia went on the curvy balance beam. and i narrated it like people do for the olympics. i talked about how batia couldnt decide between team usa and team israel, but then chose the us, lucky for them. 11 year old: "are you gymnasts?" later he asked us if we were illegal immigrants. we said yes. but whoops! his dad was a government agent who specialized in hunting illegal aliens! eegad! batia sat down on the swing and then he sat next to her, "no big deal," i thought, so i sat on the baby swing and um, hurt my hip. then he told us he was one, before fessing up to being 11. later we learned that he has a 17 year old brother. they are catholics. he told me that he'd pay me a penny to go down a slide head first. and i did. but i just realized that the little weiner didnt pay up. i also burned my tummy on the almost molten slide. what a piece of shit. anyways. after not paying me he got on his little roland brand bike, "what did you say your name was again?" "i didnt, and i have one question for you two: how'd you guys get so stupid" uhhhh... but then batia saved the day: "practice!" then he biked off into the subdivision. obviously he thought that he had had the last word. but he was wrong. because we lied. the real answer was practice and marijuana.
then i rode a sheep and we went home.
batia gave me *crabs* and we played an addictive game. i also skipped it and failed at hoolahooping. then i lifted weights, we watched the xgames and drank some water. oh wait, so i didnt get my 1 cent but i did find some nice trucker's sunglasses that smell like smoke. now all i need is a mullet and a truck.
then i babysat.

cordelia

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I found some too. I expecially liked the, "Interests: 16: activism, anarchism, anti-racism, feminism, leftists, pom poms, protesting, queer rights, radical cheering, radical cheerleader, radical cheerleaders, radical cheerleading, radical cheers, transgender rights."

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Being she has begun to delete her initials and some posts, I thought you should see thise before it's gone and George tries to deny it like the rife scope threat against those five people.

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Thivai Abhor said...

World Education News report on Digital Diploma Mills

Anonymous said...

Thivai,Thivai,Thivai, we know YOU are George Gollin. What a loser! Maybe your family needs a new hobby?

Anonymous said...

"Thivai Abhor's" email address shows as:

mdbento@hotmail.com

which belongs to:

Michael Benton (Illinois State University)

See more about Gollin's pal at:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=mdbento@hotmail.com&btnG=Google+Search

Thivai Abhor said...

Nice try morons, but if you would look to the right, obviously I do not live in Illinois ;)

Your pitiful attempts at intimidation are boring, repetitive and ineffective...

You introduced me to Dr. George Gollin through your first post about him on one of my posts which had nothing to do with him. Kind of a stupid move don't you think?

Whatever you are paid, it is definitely too much...

Thivai Abhor said...

Quackwatch on "Fraud and Degree Mills"

Anonymous said...

Thivai is: Michael Dean Benton

School:
University of Kentucky
Department of English
1215 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
mdbent3@uky.edu

Home:
4030 Tates Creek Road
Apartment #1126
Lexington, Kentucky 40517
(859) 948-0359

EDUCATION:
Ph.D., expected December 2005, English, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
•Currently ABD
•Dissertation in progress: “Poetics of Relation: Restor(y)ing Identity, Place and Community”
•Advisors: Dr. Ronald Strickland (chair), Dr. Rebecca Saunders and Dr. Lynn Worsham

M.A., 2000, Cultural Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

B.A., 1996, major in English and minor in History, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Part-time Instructor, Lexington Community College, 2005-present

Instructor and Mentor, University of Kentucky, 2002-present

REFERENCES:

Professor Ronald Strickland
Department of English
Illinois State University
409 Stevenson Hall
Normal, IL 61790
rlstrick@ilstu.edu
(309) 438-3667

Dr. Rebecca Saunders
Department of English
Illinois State University
409 Stevenson Hall
Normal, IL 61790
rasaund@ilstu.edu
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Dr. Randall Roorda
Director, Writing Program
Department of English
University of Kentucky
1215 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506
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Thivai Abhor said...

From Get Educated: http://www.geteducated.com/

What Is a Diploma Mill?

Degree mills, also known as diploma mills, are bogus universities that sell college diplomas – the piece of paper itself rather than the educational experience. Diploma mills literally crank out paper diplomas to anyone who pays the requested "tuition" amount – generally a lump sum of about $2,000, though sometimes much more.

In many states the term "college" or "university" is not legally restricted to use by accredited agencies. This means that virtually anyone might legally declare himself or herself "a university" and begin issuing degrees almost overnight.

Diploma mills have existed for decades. They employ high-pressure salesmen who specialize in aggressive telephone sales. Some diploma mills have been in operation for decades. They avoid prosecution by changing their state of operation, by changing their name or by locating themselves in states or foreign countries with the lamest educational laws.

Diploma mills prey on people’s lack of knowledge and confusion about accreditation.

One favorite trick that works time and again for diploma mills is to advertise as being "nationally accredited" or "accredited worldwide." The trick here is that are indeed "accredited" -- but by unrecognized agencies -- bogus accrediting agencies that they themselves have created.

Steps to Protect Yourself

If you’re considering an online university, ask the following questions before you enroll:

1. Are Your Accredited?

2. If So, By Whom?

Is the accrediting agency a recognized agency? Accreditation by an unrecognized agency is a common ploy used by online diploma mills. In the United States, the Council for Higher Education is the agency that oversees legitimate accrediting agencies. CHEA maintains a directory of recognized accrediting agencies online, http://www.chea.org.

3. Understand the Type of Accreditation You Need

Attend only those online colleges that hold the type of accreditation you need to advance.

4. Verify Accreditation

Some degree mills lie about their accreditation status. Take the time to verify all accreditation information. Check with CHEA or check the official printed guide to such matters: The American Council on Education’s "Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education." This guide can be found in most college libraries.

Locating Online Colleges through Search Engines

Your chosen online university appears as a top listing at your favorite search engine. It seems to appear on every portal’s educational page. It has to be a real university, right?

No.

A top search engine listing is not an indicator of authenticity or academic quality. A top search engine listing is an indicator of heavy spending on online advertising. At some search sites the majority of online college listings are held by unaccredited or bogus colleges.

Anyone can create a bogus college Web site and submit the resulting URL to a search engine. Search engines do not inspect online colleges to determine their accreditation status or academic validity.

Search engines and most online educational portals accept college listings without checking on accreditation status or academic integrity. Diploma mills and fake colleges advertise heavily on the Internet. Protect yourself by taking the time to verify the accreditation status of all online universities.