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|College professor ends hunger strike over his tenure denial|
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A college professor says he has ended a hunger strike he began last week over the denial of his application for tenure.
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|Professors association: Defend academic freedom|
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|Oberlin College employee victim of hate crime|
An Oberlin College employee's home was vandalized early Thursday morning and an anti-Semitic note was left behind in what Oberlin Police are investigating as a hate crime. OBERLIN, Ohio - An Oberlin College employee's home was vandalized early Thursday morning and an anti-Semitic note was left behind in what Oberlin Police are investigating as a hate crime. "It is with deep outrage and sorrow that we report that one of our colleagues and his family were the victims of a cowardly, hateful act last night," Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov wrote in an email to students and the college community on Thursday afternoon. "The outside of their home was vandalized and a note left behind that included antisemitic and threatening language. The Oberlin Police Department is investigating the incident as a hate crime." As the General Faculty discussed yesterday, this is a moment of great stress and consternation, both nationally and locally. We will need each other's continued compassion and support at this time; please take care of yourselves, your families, and your loved ones. As our community grieves for the loss of dignity and personal/physical safety that comes with these sorts of vile attacks, these events also can galvanize us in our resolve to fight bigotry and hatred wherever and whenever they occur." The letter was also signed by Tim Elgren, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences,Andrea Kalyn, dean of the Conservatory and Meredith Raimondo, vice president and dean of students. The college had no further comment. The incident occurred several days after the college fired assistant professor Joy Karega, who had posted anti-Semitic statements on Facebook. Oberlin College fires professor who posted anti-Semitic statements Oberlin Police did not return phone calls. They said the call came in about 3:40 a.m. and described the crime as "criminal damaging and ethnic intimidation," the Chronicle-Telegram reported. To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments page.
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