OU student denied appeal for reinstatement over “hot for teacher” essay

March 15, 2012

An Oakland University student banned from campus over a racy essay he submitted for a writing class has been denied any future appeals.  University President Gary Russi denied Joe Corlett’s appeal and any subsequent appeals via a letter to the Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. The group had attempted to get Corlett reinstated at the college claiming he was being denied his freedom of speech.  The 56-year-old Orion Township resident was suspended for three semesters, banned from campus, and must undergo sensitivity training before he can return, after penning an essay about his creative writing instructor fashioned after the Van Halen song, "hot for teacher." (MRN)

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