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White Male Professor Accused of Posing as Female Immigrant

University of New Hampshire professor allegedly used Twitter account to go after progressives

(Newser) - A white male University of New Hampshire chemistry professor is accused of posing as an immigrant woman of color on Twitter to make racist and sexist comments and attack users who supported racial justice, per the AP . The university has not named the professor whom it said was being investigated.... More »

Prof Suspended After Saying 'I Hope They All Get It and Die'

Jennifer Mosher allegedly told students she hoped maskless Trump supporters die of COVID-19

(Newser) - West Virginia's Marshall University on Friday said it had put one of its assistant professors on administrative leave after she allegedly said in a virtual lecture that she hoped President Trump's supporters who forgo masks become infected with the coronavirus and die prior to the November election. The... More »

White Professor on Leave After Using Chinese Word

Greg Patton is no longer teaching his USC course

(Newser) - A California professor has been replaced for uttering a Chinese word that sounds—in English—like a racist slur, the LA Times reports. Greg Patton was teaching an online communications course for University of Southern California students when he discussed the importance of pausing and using "er" and "... More »

She Lied About Being Black. Now, GWU Takes Action

Jessica Krug's students are in need of a new professor

(Newser) - A professor who admitted to lying about her Blackness won't be teaching this semester at George Washington University, the Washington Post reports. Jessica Krug, who taught African and Latin American studies, is being replaced but hasn't yet been fired. "We certainly want the classes to continue, and... More »

Yale Professor Suspended for 2 Years After Probe

Jed Rubenfeld suspended after allegations of unwanted touching

(Newser) - A professor at Yale Law School known for helping students land coveted clerkships has been suspended for two years following a sexual harassment investigation. Jed Rubenfeld, a faculty member for 30 years, faced allegations that he verbally harassed female students and tried to kiss or touch them without their consent,... More »

After 'Professor' Dies of COVID, Bizarre Hoax Theory Emerges

It appears the professor never existed and the related Twitter feed was bogus

(Newser) - It's a convoluted tale without a lot of answers at the moment. It revolves around an apparently fictitious professor at Arizona State University, the announcement of that professor's death on Twitter of COVID-19, and a prominent crusader against sexual harassment in the sciences. Digging in:
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Professor Whose Tweets Caused Uproar Found Dead at Home

Mike Adams was days away from retirement

(Newser) - A controversial University of North Carolina, Wilmington, criminology professor has been found dead at his home days before he was due to retire. Mike Adams reached a settlement with the university last month and agreed to step down amid an uproar over tweets that were denounced as racist and misogynistic,... More »

Prof to Student: Your Name 'Sounds Like an Insult'

Matthew Hubbard is on administrative leave at Oakland's Laney College

(Newser) - An Oakland professor is on administrative leave after urging a student to "anglicize" her name—which he said "sounds like an insult in English." Matthew Hubbard, who teaches math at Laney College, told the Vietnamese student by email to change her name, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.... More »

Suspended Prof Refused to Alter Final Exam Amid Protests

Gordon Klein of UCLA is no fan of 'special treatment'

(Newser) - A professor at UCLA for 39 years has been suspended—and is now receiving police protection—after refusing a request to alter final exams in response to the "traumas" of black students. Accounting lecturer Gordon Klein said he was only following his supervisor's orders when he rejected the... More »

College Probes Professor After 'Black Privilege' Remarks

University of Central Florida looking into complaints of bias against Charles Negy

(Newser) - A longtime tenured psychology professor at the University of Central Florida is under fire after a series of online posts. Per the New York Times , Negy, who has written a book about "white Americans under siege," recently put up multiple tweets that he acknowledged "will infuriate folks.... More »

Joke About Iran Bombing Kardashians Gets Prof Fired

Babson College says it 'condemns any type of threatening words'

(Newser) - Babson College is facing claims of censorship after firing a professor who suggested Iran respond in kind to President Trump's threat to target Iranian cultural sites . Asheen Phansey, director of sustainability at the private college in Wellesley, Mass., says he was only making a joke Tuesday when he wrote... More »

Enraged Prof Puts Colleague in Hospital With Broken Bones: Police

Rie Hachiyanagi has been charged with attempted murder

(Newser) - An art professor has been arrested for allegedly attacking a colleague with a poker, garden shears, and a rock—over unrequited love, no less. Rie Hachiyanagi, 49, who teaches art at Mount Holyoke College, was charged with attempted murder Friday after the gruesome Christmas Eve incident, Fox News reports. The... More »

Prof With 'Stunningly Ignorant' Views Gets to Keep Job

First Amendment protects Eric Rasmusen, says Indiana University

(Newser) - The dean of the business school Eric Rasmusen teaches at calls his views "reprehensible"; Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel says they're "stunningly ignorant." But despite posts on his private social media accounts Robel deems "racist, sexist, and homophobic," Rasmusen won't lose his job... More »

At Confirmation Hearing, Woman Chastised for Being Childless

Critics are blasting remarks of S. Korea's Jeong Kab-yoon to female economics professor

(Newser) - A renowned economics professor in South Korea is the first female nominated to head up the country's fair-trade commission, but even though she seems to have the professional credentials, one politician says she's got one big gap that makes her nomination iffy: She's single and childless. "... More »

McConaughey Officially Joins University Faculty

Star will teach film class at alma mater

(Newser) - After years as a visiting instructor at the University of Texas, True Detective star Matthew McConaughey is now a true professor. The university announced Wednesday that the Oscar-winning actor has been appointed as a professor in its Department of Radio-Television-Film and will be teaching classes at the Austin campus this... More »

A Harvard Prof Says He Was Scammed. Now, Even More Men

Bruce Hay apparently had plenty of company in his interactions with Maria-Pia Shuman, Mischa Haider

(Newser) - The story of Harvard Law professor Bruce Hay and the jaw-dropping relationship he found himself caught up in with two shady-seeming women has an update. In the original longform for the Cut , Hay described his tumultuous interactions with Maria-Pia Shuman and Mischa Haider, which led to a paternity claim, an... More »

He Met Her at a Hardware Store. Then, 'Years of Deceit'

How Harvard prof Bruce Hay found himself in a paternity mess with 2 dubious women

(Newser) - Harvard Law professor Bruce Hay, who once taught a class on "judgment and decision-making," had a chance encounter in a Massachusetts hardware store four years ago. It ended up getting him labeled as "the most gullible man in Cambridge" in Kera Bolonik's latest story for The... More »

Court: Prof Who Had Sex With Students Must Be Reinstated

Bloomsburg University's John Barrett found not to have violated school policy

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled a fired university professor who had sex with two students should be reinstated because he didn't break school rules. The Commonwealth Court upheld a June 2018 decision by an arbitrator to reinstate Bloomsburg University assistant professor John Barrett with full benefits and back... More »

Professor Accused of Selling Student's Research for $1.5M

University of Missouri is suing pharmacy professor

(Newser) - The University of Missouri system is suing a pharmacy professor at its Kansas City campus over allegations he stole and sold a student's research, claiming that the school is the rightful owner of work it believes could be used to make a billion-dollar drug. The university has filed a... More »

Graffiti at Prof's Office Was So Horrible, 'I Almost Passed Out'

NYPD investigating possible hate crime at Columbia University

(Newser) - "I opened the outer door and almost passed out." It was then that Columbia University professor Elizabeth Midlarsky saw the two large swastikas spray-painted in red on the walls of her office (photo here ), along with an offensive term for Jewish people. Wednesday's scene was deja... More »

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