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Duquesne University Terminates Prof for Using N-Word in Class Discussion About Why It's Inappropriate

Added 10-10-20 04:38:01pm EST - “"Duquesne University is deeply committed to providing a campus and learning experience that is respectful, safe and inclusive"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Duquesne University Terminates Prof for Using N-Word in Class Discussion About Why It's Inappropriate”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“Duquesne University is deeply committed to providing a campus and learning experience that is respectful, safe and inclusive”

Duquesne University Education Professor Gary Shank has been on leave since mid-September for using the N-word in a class discussion about why the word is inappropriate.

Shank gave students permission to use the word for the sake of their discussion, and this set off a firestorm.

Duquesne University on Wednesday fired an education professor for “serious misconduct” less than a month after suspending him for his use of a racial slur in a virtual lecture related to race.

“We have 30 days to grieve the termination and certainly will do so,” Warner Mariani, attorney for the embattled professor, Gary Shank, told the Tribune-Review.

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