Skip to comments.SUSPENDED: Michigan State removes liberal professor who went on anti-Republican tirade
Posted on 09/05/2013 11:40:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
Shocked? I sure am. I thought theyd just give him a quiet slap on the hand or ignore him altogether. I never expected hed receive real consequences for leftist tirade:
CAMPUS REFORM Michigan State administrators have suspended Prof. William Penn for the remainder of the semester, after he was caught on video going on an anti-Republican tirade on the very first day of his literature class.
In an email to students Thursday morning, Dean Karen Wurst of the College of Arts & Letters, cited his inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive comments.
On Aug. 29, during your Literatures, Cultures, Identities course, Professor William Penn made comments he has acknowledged were inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive and may have negatively affected the learning environment, she wrote. Once MSU was made aware of the situation the Office of the Provost immediately began a review.
As a result, Penns duties have been reassigned, and he will not be teaching this semester, she added. A new instructor is being assigned to your course.
Kudos to Michigan State University for protecting the classroom from political intimidation.
this means he is on vay cay He will continue to be paid. He needs to be fired.
Agree. Kudos to the administration for at least beginning to admit that they’ve got some extremely dumb sh**s on their staff.
The professor should be sent to one of those “tolerance” classes at Diversity University.
Still getting paid?
Hmmm. . .I wonder. . .
The “professor” should have paid attention to what happened to Ward Churchill.
Not enough ‘hate’ mail from the alumnus $$$ supporters.
Kudos from this IU Hoosier as well.
I thought anti-Conservative tirades were a basic requirement for promotion.
He’ll probably be offered a job in the Obama administration.
Suspended just until the heat is off everyone ...(wink wink)
Professor William Penn believes in free expression and free speech.
Please write him and tell him what you think:
The Board of Regents at MSU is elected (on the ballot every 4 years, along with the Governor). No doubt why this happened. A typical public university where the ivory tower managers are insulated would never have done this.
Probably too much firewater for Penn, and he may lose his scalp for this, if I hear the tom toms and read the smoke signals correctly.
Could this be the beginning of a trend...to have a two way discussion once again in American colleges? Whatever, good on Michigan State!
You gotta love those I-phones that can document all these egregious performances of our “public” officials.
He will probably get a huge job offer from Valerie Jarrett.
You mean, like the Fort Hood killer?
Yup, Major Hasan was on Obama’s 2008 transition team.
Appendix C, Page 29.
The nation's educators can't start punishing professors for this kind of rhetoric - there won't be enough of them around to fit in the mens room in a month.
True expressions of liberalism can only thrive when not exposed.
I used to have a yahoo handle of “expose the left”.
The lefties HATED that handle.
They know that liberalism exposed is liberalism defeated.
I’ll bet he was suspended with pay, i.e. a paid vacation of a semester or two.
keep up the good fight folks....we're getting to them....
I figure by the time you know who starts WW3 and there's a draft, people will finally be awake....
Wow, I’m actually surprised that they did this, even though it would have been better if they had fired him outright.
I’m stunned. Now that he’s been outed, the only students who will sign up for his section next semester will be the ones who agree with him
Where’s the video? I would like to see the tirade before I give them TOO much credit.
If he dropped F bombs, insulted gays, blacks, women, etc. during the tirade, they may have determined he went to far in characterizing republicans as his was offensive to their own liberal subjects. In other words, he may have just taken the hatred beyond what level of hatred the administration will tolerate when it comes to political opposition to their position.
Is this idiot the Will Pitt of DU fame?
I can’t believe people are falling for this.
The liberal administration is simply biding their time, waiting for the hullabaloo to blow over.
This nut firmed up his lib chops with his bosses, and they love him MORE, now.
Academics consider non-academics as short-minded dim-wits, 100%.
This story is all about FOLLOW-UP.
Apparently I looked at him funny, because he then asked if I would like to leave. I gathered my stuff and I left.
I don't remember if I dropped the class or took the F, I was likely to do either at the time.
I ended up taking the same class from the same professor the next year, and got an A. Dean's List.
He’s also a fake Indian.
If his diatribe had been aimed at any other groups than whites, Republicans or Christians his career would be very. He will get a pass.
They will promote him after this all dies down.
Was the SOB suspended with or without pay? If without pay it’s going to bite. If not, it’s nothing more than a paid vacation.
Here’s a MI St. William Penn:
Another cigar store Indian?
I’m guessing that the ONLY reason this guy got suspended is because someone whose contribution checks have a lot of zeros called the university president and complained. Otherwise, MSU would have rode out the storm claiming that this is an issue of academic freedom.
You mean like Ms Fauxcahontas? She typifies the junior college loan officer you do not want reviewing your application. “No” or maybe “Hell No!” is her default response to any loan request.
Paid Vacation = Reward.
Milton Miteybad ~ Then imprisoned. Or shot. Take your pick.
My pick would be a one year sabbatical in the back woods of North Korea, Iran or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the caveat that he have no special protection or indoctrination from those countries' governments.
No, real redskin, Indian name Speak With Forked Tongue, he still gets heap big wampum whether he powwow or not. Pretty good for pot in peace pipe speech.
This is one of the multiple UN gadflies, aka "Special Rapporteur", who go around the world, telling everyone what they are doing wrong. Dr Anaya has been doing this for Canada's "First Nations" people just recently. Perfect mindset for Prof. Penn to continue his rants, right?
I was in a 300 level management class several years ago. The professor started one of these anti-conservatives diatribes. I simply raised my hand and after about a min of not putting it down, the professor stopped and allowed me a question.
“Professor, I’m confused. I thought this was a class on management and the syllabus says that this week we will be talking about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. How does your current topic relate to the material on the syllabus?”
First, there was the confused look of “What the hell”? Then the expression went to anger of “How dare you” and then a bit of fear crept in as he realized that I had him dead to rights. Lastly the most pleasing expression of “Oh crap, there is nothing I can say to talk my way out of this.” played across his face.
In the end, he let out a strained sigh and say “Yes, we should get back to the material.” We never had another such episode in the class room. He kind of had it in for me after that but I still managed to pull a B in that class.