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'It's Not an Attack on White People.' Professor Receives 'Vile' Backlash Over 'White Racism' Class

'It's Not an Attack on White People.' Professor Receives 'Vile' Backlash Over 'White Racism' Class"I think we need to name white racism"



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Rutgers professor accused of anti-Semitism removed from role

Rutgers professor accused of anti-Semitism removed from roleNEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University removed a professor accused of posting anti-Semitic statements on Facebook from his position as a director at the New Jersey school.



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French police investigating second allegation of rape made against Oxford professor

French police investigating second allegation of rape made against Oxford professorFrench prosecutors are investigating allegations by two women who say they were raped by an Oxford University professor.  Professor of Islamic Studies Tariq Ramadan vehemently denies the allegations. ​ One woman, Henda Ayari, confirmed last week to The Telegraph that she had filed complaints against Prof Ramadan of rape, sexual assault, violence, harassment and intimidation with the prosecutor's office in Rouen, northern France. Now police say two complaints are being investigated.  Ms Ayari, 40, a former salafist and now a secularist feminist author, said that Mr Ramadan had assaulted her in a Paris hotel in 2012. She said she had decided to "name and shame" Prof Ramadan as a "pervert guru" following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. A second woman, 45, who wishes to remain anonymous, has also filed a complaint for rape against the renowned Islamic scholar, which she said took place in 2009. Given the "similarity of the (alleged) events", Paris prosecutors have added her complaint to Ms Ayari's as part of an investigation launched on October 23, a judicial source confirmed to AFP. Speaking to French media on Monday about her alleged ordeal at the hands of Prof Ramadan, Ms Ayari said: "He literally pounced on me like a wild animal." She told BFM TV she had gone to the scholar's hotel room to ask him questions about Islam and at the time "I admired him very much". Referring to the alleged rape, she said "he kissed me really hard… then for a few seconds he choked me, I really thought I was going to die". She said that in his eyes, "either your veiled or you are raped", adding that he "uses Islam to satisfy his sexual urges". The second woman – a convert to Islam – has alleged that she was raped by Prof Ramadan in the Hilton hotel in Lyon in 2009. The woman told Le Monde that he had suggested they go to his room because "everyone is looking at us". Once inside, she said he had kicked away crutches she was using due to an injured leg and "jumped on me". "You kept me waiting now you will pay dear," she alleged he said. The woman alleged she was violently assaulted, receiving slaps to the "face, arms and breasts" and punches to the stomach, before being raped, including with "an object". He then dragged her to the bathroom by her hair and urinated on her, she alleged. She went straight to a doctor and has medical evidence of her assault, she alleges. The unnamed complainant said she later received a text message from Prof Ramadan asking to see her again "as if we had spent a wonderfully romantic and tender evening together". After she refused she alleged she was subjected to "months of harassment and threats from men who followed me in the street; one threatened to kill me". Prof Ramadan denounced the allegations as "a campaign of slander clearly orchestrated by my long-time adversaries". He had already filed a complaint for slander and defamation against Ms Ayari and said he would do the same against the second woman. Prof Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, was chosen by Tony Blair, the former prime minister, to work on a task force to help tackle extremism in the UK after the 7/7 attacks in London in 2005. A spokesman for Oxford University last week said: "We are aware of these reports and are taking them extremely seriously. We are not in a position to comment further at this time." Respected in the UK as a scholar who is not a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mr Ramadan is a deeply controversial figure in France, where some have accused him of wishing to pursue rigorist political Islam in the West through stealth.



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Afghan Taliban say kidnapped U.S. professor is seriously ill

Afghan Taliban say kidnapped U.S. professor is seriously illThe Afghan Taliban said on Monday that Kevin King, one of two professors from the American University of Afghanistan who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul last year, is seriously ill and needs urgent medical attention. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said King, an American, was suffering from “dangerous” heart disease and kidney problem. “His illness has intensified, his feet have swollen and sometimes he becomes unconscious and his condition worsens every day,” Mujahid said in a statement.



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Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'

Forget Cheat ‘Sheet’ — Student Outwits Professor With Enormous 'Cheat Poster'When Professor Reb Beatty of Maryland’s Anne Arundel Community College arrived at his accounting class to administer a test last week, he hardly could have imagined that he’d be the one getting outsmarted. In a Sept. 20 Facebook post that’s since gone viral, Beatty explained that he’d told his students that they were allowed to bring in a “3×5” cheat sheet to use during the test. Beatty, however, failed to specify the unit of measurement he was referring to.



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Texans deserve Hurricane Harvey because they voted for Donald Trump, Florida professor says

Texans deserve Hurricane Harvey because they voted for Donald Trump, Florida professor saysA professor at the University of Tampa has apologised for posting a tweet suggesting Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey deserved the storm because the state supported Donald Trump in the presidential election. Ken Storey, a professor of sociology, wrote on Twitter: “I don’t believe in instant karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas. The tweet was later removed, according to Campus Reform.



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Northwestern Professor Murdered Boyfriend In Sex-Fantasy Gone Wrong, Prosecutor Says

Northwestern Professor Murdered Boyfriend In Sex-Fantasy Gone Wrong, Prosecutor SaysWyndham Lathem hatched his plan with a former Oxford University employee in an online chat room.



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The Latest: Northwestern fires professor accused in stabbing

The Latest: Northwestern fires professor accused in stabbingDUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee accused in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man (all times local):



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Former Chicago professor accused of murder agrees to Illinois transfer

Former Chicago professor accused of murder agrees to Illinois transferA former Northwestern University professor who led police on a week-long manhunt after he was accused of stabbing to death a Chicago-area man agreed on Monday to be transferred from California to Illinois to face a murder charge. The manhunt for Wyndam Lathem, 42, and Andrew Warren, a second suspect who worked at Britain’s Oxford University, attracted international attention. Chicago authorities, who are seeking to extradite both men, have described the crime as domestic in nature, without offering a motive.



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US professor accused of Chicago murder with Oxford employee makes first court appearance

US professor accused of Chicago murder with Oxford employee makes first court appearanceA fired Northwestern University professor facing a murder charge in Chicago briefly appeared in a California courtroom on Monday, smiling at supporters who waved at him. Wyndham Lathem, a microbiologist, was accused along with an Oxford University employee in a Chicago arrest warrant in the fatal stabbing of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau. The 26-year-old hair stylist's body was found on July 27 in Lathem's Chicago apartment. Lathem, who was being held without bail in Alameda County, surrendered in Oakland on Friday after being on the run for more than a week. While details of the gruesome case have been in the headlines for days, including a bizarre donation made in the victim's name at a Wisconsin library and a videotaped confession sent to friends, an attorney painted a different picture. Andrew Warren, an employee of the University of Oxford, has also been arrested in the case Credit: AP Attorney, Kenneth H. Wine, called the 42-year-old Lathem a "gentle soul" and said the allegations run contrary to how he's lived his life. "Since the beginning of this case, the defence has received dozens of calls and letters in support of Dr. Lathem, from friends and colleagues who have known him for decades," Wine said in a statement. "They all describe him in the same way – a kind, intelligent, and gentle soul, and a loyal and trusted friend. What he is accused of is totally contrary to the way he has lived his entire life." Wine said Lathem plans to plead not guilty and urged the public to withhold judgment until all of the facts of the case emerge. Lathem is accused along with Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren, who separately surrendered to authorities in San Francisco last week. Warren, a British national, does not yet have an initial court date. He arrived in the US days before the killing. Authorities have not discussed his relationship to the other men or a possible motive for the killing. Attorney Kenneth Wine is representing Wyndham Lathem Credit: AP Wine said that Lathem came to the San Francisco Bay Area to see his closest friends and family members. Asked about Lathem's mental state, Wine said he is fine. At least five friends appeared in court on Monday to support Lathem, with one blowing kisses. They declined to comment. Lathem was not formally arraigned on Monday but waived extradition. Alameda County is assisting Illinois by beginning the process required for extradition. Chicago authorities now have 30 days to bring him back. Also on Monday, Northwestern University said Lathem had been terminated "for the act of fleeing from police when there was an arrest warrant out for him." His firing was effective on Friday, according to university spokesman Alan Cubbage. Lathem, who had been a faculty member since 2007, continues to be banned from entering the Northwestern, which has campuses in Chicago and suburban Evanston. Cornell-Duranleau was a 26-year-old Michigan native who moved to Chicago last year. Police have said that he and Lathem had a personal relationship but not elaborated. Authorities have said the attack on Cornell-Duranleau was so brutal that the blade of the knife believed to have been used in the stabbing was broken. When police found him he'd already been dead for at least 12 hours.



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