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Ex-Student Shoots Professor at University of Arizona: Cops

Murad Dervish suspected of killing hydrologist Dr. Thomas Meixner; motive is unclear

(Newser) - A professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Hydrology was shot and killed on campus Wednesday by an individual police identified as a former student. Police initially received a call for help in removing the suspect from the campus' John W. Harshbarger building, home to the Department of...

Professor Trying to Unmask Cheaters Makes Unusual Move

Chapman University's David Berkovitz is suing his students after finding his exams posted online

(Newser) - Chapman University professor David Berkovitz instructed students not to use class materials or other resources when they completed a midterm and final exam for his business law class from home during the spring 2021 semester. He also instructed students not to copy any part of the exams. He now says...

Professor of 41 Years Fired After Hosting Gay Speaker

Michael O'Keefe taught at Oklahoma Christian University for 41 years

(Newser) - A tenured professor who taught at Oklahoma Christian University for 41 years claims he was fired March 7 for having an openly gay guest speaker address his class. A lawyer for Michael O'Keefe said in a statement to KFOR that the graphic design professor was terminated for his "...

Lawyer: Harvard Wants Students to 'Shut Up' About Harassment

3 students sue, alleging university ignored complaints about professor John Comaroff

(Newser) - Harvard for years ignored sexual harassment complaints against a renowned professor who threatened to derail the careers of those who reported him, according to a new lawsuit. The suit, brought by three graduate students, claims officials failed to remove John Comaroff, a professor of anthropology and African and African American...

Bizarre Video to Students Gets Professor Suspended

Ferris State's Barry Mehler called them 'vectors of disease,' says he predetermines their grades

(Newser) - He begins the video by wearing an astronaut-ish helmet and speaking as if he were an intergalactic traveler. Things get weirder—and more foul-mouthed—from there. As a result, a history professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., has been placed on administrative leave, reports the Washington Post ...

Harvard Prof Who Concealed China Ties Could Get 26 Years

Charles Lieber convicted of 6 counts, including failure to disclose a Chinese bank account

(Newser) - A Harvard professor was convicted Tuesday of lying about his involvement in a Chinese recruitment program as part of the Justice Department's controversial effort to crackdown on Chinese influence in US research. Jurors convicted nanoscientist Charles Lieber, a former chair of Harvard's chemistry department, of two counts of...

Teacher Offered $50 in Syllabus. Too Bad No One Read It

Professor hid cash. It was there at the end of the semester

(Newser) - Professors share a syllabus each semester in order to ensure students understand all that's expected of them. That's why it's such a drag for them when, without fail, college student after college student neglects to read it. It's also why Kenyon Wilson, associate head of performing...

Virginia Professor Who Studies Pedophilia Resigns After Uproar

Allyn Walker, Old Dominion University to part ways

(Newser) - An assistant professor of criminal justice and sociology at Virginia's Old Dominion University will part ways with the school after their research on "minor-attracted people" (or MAPs) generated outrage. NBC News reports Allyn Walker published the book A Long, Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity...

Professor Pleads Guilty to Brutal, 4-Hour Attack

Rie Hachiyanagi admits assault on Mount Holyoke colleague

(Newser) - Update: A former professor at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to the vicious assault of a female colleague during a four-hour attack in the victim's home in 2019, reports the Greenfield Recorder . Prosecutors say Rie Hachiyanagi, 50, attacked her victim with weapons including a fire poker...

Professor, 88, Quits Over Maskless Student

School won't let teachers mandate masks

(Newser) - A University of Georgia professor resigned from his position mid-class this month after one of his students refused to wear a mask. Per University of Georgia student paper The Red & Black , during Irwin Bernstein's second class of the semester the, 88-year-old retiree rehire asked an unnamed female student...

'A Chilling Effect': 1619 Project Creator Denied Tenure at UNC

Insiders say politics was behind unusual decision on Nikole Hannah-Jones

(Newser) - In what academics say is a highly unusual and "disappointing" move, New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, will not be offered a tenured position at her alma mater, the University of North Carolina. She will instead be offered a five-year contract at the UNC-Chapel...

Georgetown Professor Accused of 'Blatant' Racism on Zoom
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Georgetown Law Professor Fired After Zoom Call

Sandra Sellers complained about the academic performance of Black students

(Newser) - An adjunct law professor at Georgetown University is out of a job over a Zoom call in which she made disparaging comments about the performance of Black students in her classes, reports CBS News . "We learned earlier this week that two members of our faculty engaged in a conversation...

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....

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...

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 "...

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...

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,...

A 'Professor' Dies of COVID, but Maybe She Never Existed
After 'Professor' Dies of COVID,
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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,...

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....

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