A Liberal Professor Fights a Label

A faculty member accused of bias takes on students and a conservative group

Oneida J. Meranto did something this semester that she had never done in her career. She tape-recorded her lecture.

The reason: self-protection. Last winter two students filed grievances accusing the associate professor of political science at Metropolitan State College of Denver of having a liberal bias and intimidating conservative students.

Although college officials found as recently as October