Prof suspended for criticizing liberal colleague who quashed gay rights debate

Prof suspended for criticizing liberal colleague who quashed gay rights debate

A tenured Marquette University political science professor has been officially barred from campus and suspended for writing a blog post criticizing a philosophy instructor who refused to allow a conservative student to debate the topic of gay marriage in her classroom.

The suspended professor, John McAdams, received a letter on Tuesday from Richard Holz, the dean of the Wisconsin school, informing him of his suspension.

“The university is continuing to review your conduct and during this period — and until further notice — you are relieved of all teaching duties and all other faculty activities, including, but not limited to, advising, committee work, faculty meetings and any activity that would involve your interaction with Marquette students, faculty and staff,” reads Holz’s letter.

While McAdams’ salary and benefits will not change, he was told that he would have to contact Holz directly before he could visit the campus again. Holz also provided a copy of the school’s harassment police.

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