Oberlin College fires professor for anti-Semitic social media posts; she plans to fight dismissal

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Inside Higher Ed has the story.

Oberlin’s Board of Trustees ultimately voted to dismiss Karega for “failing to meet the academic standards that Oberlin requires of its faculty and failing to demonstrate intellectual honesty,” the college said in a statement released late Tuesday. The vote followed “extensive consideration and a comprehensive review of recommendations from multiple faculty committees,” and from President Marvin Krislov.

Karega’s dismissal is effective immediately. Karega said via email on Wednesday morning that she intends to “challenge the college’s decision and assault on my substantive rights through all the avenues I have available to me.” She said that her Facebook posts were taken out of their original contexts and “grossly misrepresented” for political purposes.

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