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.
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.