Professor Suspended Over Facebook Venting

March 1, 2010

East Stroudsburg University has suspended Gloria Gadsden, a sociology professor, for joking comments she posted on her Facebook page that apparently were taken seriously, The Pocono Record reported. One comment was about wanting to hire a hit man. Another said "had a good day today, DIDN'T want to kill even one student :-). Now Friday was a different story." Gadsden said that in the meeting where she was told of the suspension, a dean referenced last month's murders at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Gadsden said that the humor was clear to her Facebook friends and she doesn't know why the university was monitoring her account. University officials said that they did not routinely monitor Facebook accounts and that they couldn't discuss details of Gadsden's case.

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