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HES BAAACK! Hateful MSU prof will resume teaching duties
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2013 | Robby Soave

Posted on 11/18/2013 6:22:02 PM PST by markomalley

William Penn, the Michigan State University writing professor who was suspended just a few days into the semester after unleashing a torrent of verbal abuses aimed at Republicans, Christians and athletes, will resume his teaching duties in January.

MLive.com reported that Penn has been assigned to teach two courses at MSU beginning next semester.

“Professor William Penn will be assigned to teach two small courses next semester in creative writing,” said MSU spokesperson Kent Cassella in a statement to MLive.com.

Penn was initially stripped of his teaching duties after launching into an anti-Republican tirade in his first lecture. A student in the classroom recorded his rant and sent it to Campus Reform, which published it.

The professor claimed that Republicans refused to pay their taxes and supported voter ID laws in order to disenfranchise black people. He also attacked Anne Romney, claimed that Christians were “blind followers,” and trashed athletes. This was insulting to some of the students in the room who were Republicans, Christians and athletes, though other students thought the rant was awkward and offensive as well.

One student even reported that Penn had threatened to punish students who disagreed with him by giving them bad grades. (UPDATE: Hate-filled anti-Republican prof still earning full salary, also insulted Christians and athletes)

“He had said before, ‘You have every right to disagree with me, but it may be reflected in your grade,’” said student Caroline Freeman in a statement.

Nevertheless, Penn will be returning to an MSU classroom in a few weeks.

University officials did not respond to a request for comment as to whether they felt certain that students’ rights would be respected in Penn’s class.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: academicbias; liberalbigot; naughtyteacherslist

1 posted on 11/18/2013 6:22:02 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

He should get two classes full of James O’Keefe clones documenting his every move.


2 posted on 11/18/2013 6:24:43 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: markomalley

Exactly as I predicted.

Says a LOT about the school.

The rot goes DEEP.


3 posted on 11/18/2013 6:26:43 PM PST by gaijin
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To: markomalley

He is a hero in these circles


4 posted on 11/18/2013 6:27:20 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: markomalley

So much for a free exchange of ideas and higher education.


5 posted on 11/18/2013 6:28:54 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: gaijin
Says a LOT about the school.

I am not defending MSU, but there are probably only a handful of conservative colleges in the country, and even they have to deal with teacher/professor unions. The rot is in nearly every college and university.

6 posted on 11/18/2013 6:34:08 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: markomalley
University officials did not respond to a request for comment as to whether they felt certain that students’ rights would be respected in Penn’s class.

I can imagine.

7 posted on 11/18/2013 6:36:24 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: markomalley

145k plus benefits for a POS like that who couldnt get a job in a real world


8 posted on 11/18/2013 6:37:01 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,")
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To: markomalley

I got my first degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, a very blue collar place, where the average student age was 28.

No Professor there would dare talk like this. He would be told where to go very quickly.


9 posted on 11/18/2013 6:42:55 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: exit82

Yep, humanities colleges across the country are marketplaces of ideas like the Affordable Care act is free health care for everybody.
This guy is basically saying, `Agree with me or get gigged.’ The leadership apparently doesn’t have a problem with professorial fascism.


10 posted on 11/18/2013 6:43:46 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: markomalley

What exactly are his “duties”?


11 posted on 11/18/2013 6:46:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley

Some student should walk into every one of his classes with the biggest damn video camera you ever saw on his shoulder! Oh, and one of those big audio dishes like they use on the sidelines at NFL games.


12 posted on 11/18/2013 6:46:31 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: markomalley
“Professor William Penn will be assigned to teach two small courses next semester in creative writing,” said MSU spokesperson Kent Cassella in a statement to MLive.com.

But, he's only teaching a couple of itsy, bitsy classes!

13 posted on 11/18/2013 6:47:53 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: markomalley

American schools are broken.

We have (long) overlooked this, but it is now time.

End tenure.

Teachers need to be just like all the other employees out there.

If they do a good job, they’ll keep their job. If they’re political and there for some other reason than just to teach, then “bye”.


14 posted on 11/18/2013 6:50:36 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
End tenure. Teachers need to be just like all the other employees out there. If they do a good job, they’ll keep their job. If they’re political and there for some other reason than just to teach, then “bye”.

My late girlfriend, who passed away this past January, was a college professor at a well-known Boston area university. She taught there for 30 years, and was chair of her department for eight years before her untimely end.

Yet she never had tenure. She kept her job because she was dedicated to excellence, and won the love and respect of her her students, as well of her entire academic and professional community. She was a rock star in her field and is missed by everyone who knew her. Especially me. She was the love of my life.

15 posted on 11/18/2013 7:04:55 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: ronnie raygun
He is a hero in these circles

Yes he is. Now he will get to drone on in class and to anyone else who has to listen about how he was "persecuted" for his beliefs. It will be more insufferable than his rants against Republicans. Most colleges are filled with this nonsense and are so polluted that they can't be saved.

16 posted on 11/18/2013 7:05:36 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Maceman

Sorry to hear that.

Sounds like a nice lady.


17 posted on 11/18/2013 7:10:25 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: markomalley

F MSU
and F UofM


18 posted on 11/18/2013 7:18:24 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: markomalley

If I were a liberal Democrat in 2013, I’d be laughing and pissing in everyone’s face too.


19 posted on 11/18/2013 7:56:37 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: markomalley

20 posted on 11/18/2013 8:06:31 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: exit82

I’m surprised the haters at NBC and MSNBC haven’t offered him a job.


21 posted on 11/18/2013 8:54:16 PM PST by GOPJ (Obama - "too arrogant to question his own bad judgement" ... Greenfield)
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To: markomalley
"..teach two small courses next
semester in creative writing,”
translation: just lie and justify Liberalism/Marxism to college air-heads

22 posted on 11/18/2013 9:21:47 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: markomalley
Next time he does this someone needs to push his smug face into a concrete wall.


23 posted on 11/18/2013 9:29:55 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: markomalley

“Cow College” “Behemoth University”


24 posted on 11/18/2013 10:53:43 PM PST by RPTMS
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To: markomalley

Penn will be assigned to teach two small courses next semester in creative writing


Creative writing huh? The proper name for his teaching is “propaganda writing.”

I can just imagine how many conservatives are taking his course.


25 posted on 11/19/2013 3:55:40 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: markomalley

Send him down the street to a knock out game crew.


26 posted on 11/19/2013 4:22:22 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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