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NYU Journalism Course on the ‘Far Right’ Cancelled After Only Two Students Sign up

NYU Journalism Course on the ‘Far Right’ Cancelled After Only Two Students Sign up

“The fewest students the institute has allowed in an elective is eight”

The low enrollment for this course might have had something to do with the instructor.

The College Fix reports:

She falsely called an ICE agent a Nazi. NYU hired her to teach a ‘far right’ course. Two students signed up.

Talia Lavin was publicly embarrassed when her fact-checking skills were exposed as shoddy last year. She resigned in disgrace from The New Yorker after mistaking a U.S. military tattoo on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent for a Nazi image.

New York University’s journalism institute, incredibly, hired Lavin to teach a course on “reporting on the far right.”

Now it turns out the university suffered bad PR for no reason: NYU canceled Lavin’s elective course after only two students signed up for it.

The journalism institute’s director of undergraduate studies, Adam Penenberg, told The Wrap that the decision had “nothing to do” with her views. But it’s unlikely that Lavin would be invited back to teach another class because of the low interest in her far-right specialty, the subject of her forthcoming book, he said.

The fewest students the institute has allowed in an elective is eight, according to The Wrap.

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Richard Aubrey | May 31, 2019 at 8:48 pm

I expect the students figured it was a redundant class. Why waste the tuition money on something you already know?

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