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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Maine Professor Who Offered Credit To Students for Anti-Kavanaugh Protests Barred From Teaching

A retired professor who offered University of Southern Maine students one academic credit for going to Washington D.C. to protest against then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been barred from teaching in the state’s university system.

Susan Feiner, who retired in September 2018 after 21 years teaching economics at the Portland school, can’t teach at any Maine state university campus, according to the university’s president.

“We are embarrassed by and apologize for the rogue behavior of a former colleague,” said Glenn Cummings, president of the University of Southern Maine, in a written statement Wednesday, according to the Portland Press-Herald. “In response to her inappropriate actions Dr. Susan Feiner has been notified that she is now barred from teaching at the University of Southern Maine, a prohibition that will be upheld by the other campuses of the University of Maine System as well.”

Feiner told the newspaper through text message that she doesn’t plan to appeal the decision.



Anonymous said...

But she'll still be invited to faculty teas and cocktail parties.

Anonymous said...

More colleges and universities need to follow suit!