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Professor forced out for citing George Washington

May 7, 2007

A tenured college professor is set to be fired for simply sending out an e-mail to colleagues containing George Washington’s “Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1798.”

Already professor Walter Kehowski at Glendale Community College in Arizona has been placed on forced administrative leave and the school’s chief has recommended his termination.

“It simply boggles the mind that a professor could find himself facing termination simply for e-mailing the Thanksgiving address of our first president,” said Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)... Download file "Professor forced out for citing George Washington"

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