Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"‘Deplorable’ NYU Prof on Leave

An NYU professor who used an anonymous Twitter account to criticize the university, trigger warnings, safe spaces and the ‘academic left’ is on paid leave days after his identity was revealed. What happened?
November 1, 2016
Michael Rectenwald
An untenured professor of liberal studies at New York University who blasted academic liberals, safe spaces and trigger warnings on an anonymous Twitter account is on paid leave. Both the professor and the university have said the leave is voluntary, but the professor says the university “strongly suggested” he take the leave. And the timing of the move -- just days after a university diversity committee published an op-ed criticizing the professor in the student newspaper -- is attracting interest in the case.

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