Yikes. Sounds like a nice guy.
Interestingly it looks like this fellow might actually feel it on the chin. Donors are withdrawing funds in protest, and money talks – as they say.
The professor should be able to say whatever he wants, and no one is calling the police on the guy. But he shouldn’t be surprised that there are consequences for calling for “genocide.”
If Professor Ciccariello-Maher has tenure at Drexel that needs to be respected. But there is nothing that says this guy can’t feel heat from alumni.
And that is apparently what is happening.
The #AlumniStrike spreads.
(From Campus Reform)
Ciccariello-Maher’s failure to abide by that obligation in his tweets, Blake explained, has resulted in “significant negative feedback” for Drexel, even driving away students and donors.
“Numerous prospective students whom the university has admitted have written to the university stating that they will not attend,” Blake wrote, adding that “at least two potential significant donors to the university have withheld previously promised donations.”
Indeed, Blake asserted that “the nearly unmanageable volume of venomous calls” that the administration received in the wake of the professor’s latest tweets even forced the school to “consider turning off its phones” for several days.