“Hundreds of people called the university, including furious alumni, upset students, and prospective students and their parents.”
This was a blatant abuse of the academic system. It’s good to see there were consequences.
The Washington Post reports:
Professor barred from university system for class that offered course credit to students who protested Kavanaugh
The response was immediate — and incendiary — when people learned that students at the University of Southern Maine had been offered course credit if they joined a bus full of people planning to protest Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court and lobby Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to vote against it.
Hundreds of people called the university, including furious alumni, upset students, and prospective students and their parents. Critics saw the class as an outrageous abuse of the public university’s mission, a case of liberal academics trying to indoctrinate students. “It was fierce, ferocious … and threatening,” said Glenn Cummings, the president of the university.
This week, he announced that Susan Feiner, the recently retired longtime faculty member who had offered the one-credit course, would be barred from teaching at USM and any of the state’s other public universities.
University leaders called it a rogue action by a former employee.
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