‘Chronicle of Higher Education’ on Widener University’s Unwarranted Suspension of Law Professor

By on August 9, 2011

Peter Schmidt of The Chronicle of Higher Education is the latest to bring attention to Widener University’s suspect decision to suspend law professor Lawrence Connell without pay for one year until he undergoes a psychological evaluation and apologizes to two students who accused him of making racist and sexist references in class. As we reported yesterday, this decision comes after Professor Connell had already been cleared by a unanimous university hearing panel on his original charges of harassment and discrimination. If you’re unfamiliar with the case, be sure to read Schmidt’s piece and FIRE’s case materials in full, and join us in hoping Widener University administrators will stop embarrassing themselves soon.

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