Bennington College: Termination of Professor Without a Hearing


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In an abuse of power incompatible with the minimal standards of due process and academic freedom, Bennington President Elizabeth Coleman fired Philosophy Professor Carlin Romano without so much as a hearing. Coleman, who was a well-known critic of the institution's president, had his courses cancelled mid-term in 2002 and was informed that if he spoke publicly on the matter, he would be evicted from his campus apartment.