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‘Hot for teacher’: Oakland U student says he was suspended over professor crush

February 12, 2012

A student at Oakland University says he was suspended from classes for three months because of a "wild overreaction" to a class assignment where he stated an attraction to his creative writing professor.

Last fall, Joseph Corlett, represented by the activist group Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), was a student in an Advanced Critical Writing course where he kept a writing journal. The group says that students were encouraged to "freewrite" and "record impressions and observations...