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Professor Suspended for Using N-Word in Class -- Again

November 14, 2018
 
 

Emory University said this week that Paul Zwier, professor of law, is on leave once more for allegedly using the N-word in class. Zwier was suspended from teaching in August for using the N-word in a way that students found offensive, and he later expressed remorse for doing so. But Zwier allegedly returned to the classroom to use the slur yet again.

James B. Hughes, Emory’s interim law dean, said in a statement this week that Zwier is on administrative leave “following reports that he recently repeated the same racial slur that he used in a classroom lecture earlier this semester.” Emory's commitment “to the core values of diversity, inclusion and respect is longstanding and non-negotiable,” Hughes said, adding that the university is gathering facts regarding the new allegations. Zwier said he’d been advised by his legal counsel not to comment.

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