Maine System Bans Professor Behind Anti-Kavanaugh Course

October 18, 2018

Susan Feiner, a retired professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine who offered students a “pop-up” course for credit to protest the nomination of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, has been barred from teaching. The university previously canceled the course. The Portland Press-Herald reported that President Glenn Cummings in a statement said Feiner had been blocked from teaching for “her inappropriate actions,” and that the university is “embarrassed by and apologize[s] for the rogue behavior of a former colleague.”

Feiner promoted “an unauthorized class that advanced her personal political agenda,” and the teaching ban will be enforced across the University of Maine system, Cummings said. Feiner told the Press-Herald that she didn’t plan to appeal the decision because she is retired but that it is the university’s “loss.”

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