The University of Southern Maine has barred from teaching a professor who organized a one-credit course for students to protest Republican Sen. U.S. Susan Collins in Washington as she considered then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The Portland Press Herald reports University president Glenn Cummings said in a statement Wednesday Dr. Susan Feiner set up “an unauthorized class that advanced her personal political agenda.” Feiner has been banned from teaching at the University of Southern Maine and other University of Maine campuses.

According to Cummings, no school funds were used to support the trip. Cummings says the “pop-up course” was hastily arranged without his or the provost’s knowledge.

The university pulled the course.

Feiner told the Herald she didn’t plan to challenge the university’s decision.

Collins voted to confirm Kavanaugh.


Source: The Associated Press

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