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‘Deplorable’ NYU Professor Sues University, Colleagues for Defamation

‘Deplorable’ NYU Professor Sues University, Colleagues for Defamation

By Sarah Jackson, Deputy News Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

Self-proclaimed "deplorable" LS professor Michael Rectenwald is suing NYU and four professors for defamation. The basis of the suit is a series of department-wide emails from last May, in which he was called a racist and sexist, among other things.

Better Education Responsible for Political Correctness

Better Education Responsible for Political Correctness

By Andrew Heying, Deputy Opinion Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Just as a doctor learns to call what is often called the funny bone the ulnar nerve, educated people learn that the veil often worn by Muslim women is a hijab, not a funny scarf.