Duquesne U fires N-word dropping professor; at least two groups cry foul

He dropped the n-word multiple times. Nevertheless, at least one group says Duquesne University should not have fired Gary Shank.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Philadelphia-based FIRE disputed the university’s action, and the AAUP, headquartered in Washington, D.C., urged Duquesne President Ken Gormley to reinstate the professor while his case is adjudicated, saying he should not have been placed on leave without a hearing.

“We have 30 days to grieve the termination and certainly will do so,” Mr. Shank’s attorney, Warner Mariani, said Wednesday, reacting to Duquesne’s letter.

If you wish to defend a man who used the n-word in the way he did, don’t.

Creative coronavirus counting at WVU?

Here’s the “logic:” If you put 60+ people who have coronavirus into one building, you can count them as one case.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explains.

Under the change, students in a designated facility with security and monitoring are considered to be in congregate housing, like a nursing home or prison, and as such are not viewed by the state as a risk for community spread. Therefore, its inhabitants count as one case. …

Monongalia County, home to WVU’s Morgantown campus, repeatedly scored a red designation, the highest-risk category on the alert map, ruling out in-person instruction and scholastic sports. The governor made no secret he’d like that to change in announcing revised treatment of college cases.

“We’ve got to come up with a way that we can better serve our people and count the people properly from the standpoint of West Virginia University, as well as throughout our state with our colleges and universities so our numbers aren’t so skewed in counties with large institutions,” Mr. Justice said.