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University of Texas Prof Punished for Calling Police on Rude, Disruptive Student
PJ Media ^ | 11/30/2018 | BY TONI AIRAKSINEN

Posted on 11/30/2018 7:00:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) has removed a biology professor from her own class after she called campus security on a student who was disruptive and rude throughout the semester.

On November 12, longtime professor Anita Moss was teaching a lecture hall class when she noticed that a female student put her feet up. Finding this unacceptable, Moss asked her to stop. The student vocally refused, and Moss called campus security.

While it is not uncommon for professors to call backup -- when I took classes at Cleveland State University, this happened often in freshman lecture hall classes -- one UTSA student caught the incident on video, charging that it was racially motivated.

“So this happened today in class,” tweeted student Apurva Rawal, alongside a video that has since racked up more than four million views. Rawal then suggested Moss call the police because the female student is black.

“I chose to attend this university because of it's welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, and today's events genuinely make me concerned for not only [for] my fellow students, but any future roadrunner,” Rawal tweeted.

To be fair, the public has no way of knowing if the student was singled out due to race. Rawal conceded that student rudeness has been a constant problem for the professor: “The class before this professor went on a whole tirade about how uncivil we all were because a few students were on their phone or not paying attention.”

Debbie Sosa, another student in the class, attempted to set the record straight.

“The student was not escorted for simply having her feet up!” Sosa posted on Facebook. “She had been rude and disruptive on many occasions. The professor spoke to her about it as well and the student continued to disrespect the professor.”

“Please get your story straight before making comments!” Sosa added.

Two days later, UTSA President Taylor Eighmy published a summary of the initial investigation.

“Based primarily on the opinion of the student ... racial bias was not a factor in the actions of the faculty member,” the release notes. “Because the student feels the faculty member’s actions were not based in racial bias, she has elected not to file a formal complaint of discrimination with the [Office of Equal Opportunity] regarding the incident.”

Nevertheless, UTSA still punished the professor, removing her from class for the rest of the semester despite an admittedly “very strong track record of positive student evaluations, and she had no prior incidents of classroom mismanagement.”

“Based on all this information, Dr. Grimes has concluded that the faculty member failed to manage her classroom and displayed poor judgement,” Eighmy concluded.

Despite being responsive to other PJ Media inquiries, UTSA spokesmen did not respond to the specific questions of whether Moss was placed on leave with or without pay, and whether the longtime lecturer will be able to teach in the Spring semester.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: college; disruption; university
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1 posted on 11/30/2018 7:00:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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Before I read further, I shall predict a the involvement of a Teen...more specifically a female Teen


2 posted on 11/30/2018 7:04:17 AM PST by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: SeekAndFind
Most under 30 have no concept of 'consequences'.

Largely due to no concept of right and wrong.

3 posted on 11/30/2018 7:04:49 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like a gangsta female thug was purposely provoking a confrontation.


4 posted on 11/30/2018 7:04:59 AM PST by GnuThere
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To: dsrtsage

Good job.


5 posted on 11/30/2018 7:05:35 AM PST by GnuThere
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like a great place to work..always knowing that management has your back.

In my teaching career, I encountered this type of circumstance very rarely but when I did, I simply initiated an instructor drop. Guess they don’t have those no more.


6 posted on 11/30/2018 7:07:47 AM PST by yetidog
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To: dsrtsage

You never hear of such things from other countries..................because they don’t happen in other countries....................


7 posted on 11/30/2018 7:08:33 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: SeekAndFind

All is war, all the time. Hope the professor sues and causes as much trouble as possible.


8 posted on 11/30/2018 7:09:24 AM PST by Truth29
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To: SeekAndFind

Another Jim Acosta in the making.


9 posted on 11/30/2018 7:09:31 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Inmates/asylum.


10 posted on 11/30/2018 7:10:23 AM PST by Rebelbase
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Hard to believe this happens in Texas.

My son recently graduated from Texas Tech. Several Professors regularly open-carried while teaching.

No one dis-respected anyone. And no feet were put on tables.


11 posted on 11/30/2018 7:11:04 AM PST by mad puppy (E PLURIBUS UNUM)
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To: SeekAndFind
..... the faculty member failed to manage her classroom and displayed poor judgement,” Eighmy concluded.

Managing her classroom is exactly what she WAS DOING, you idiot!........Now, this 'student' will do this over and over again, because she knows that she is 'protected' and others will too. They have let the inmates run the asylum and now they are going to suffer the consequences.....................

12 posted on 11/30/2018 7:11:49 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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13 posted on 11/30/2018 7:13:32 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: SeekAndFind

UTSA Admin = cowardly REMFs


14 posted on 11/30/2018 7:15:08 AM PST by tomkat
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To: yetidog
I encountered this type of circumstance very rarely but when I did, I simply initiated an instructor drop.

My experience as well. I never had to do it as I found the warning that such a procedure was available to me and a reminder of their loss of time and money was effective enough.

15 posted on 11/30/2018 7:16:38 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: mad puppy
Hard to believe this happens in Texas.

It happened in Beto Country, so it’s very easy to believe.

16 posted on 11/30/2018 7:23:01 AM PST by TADSLOS (Elevator Music Bothers Me On Many Levels.)
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To: mad puppy

Well, you have to admit that “Tech” is probably a little more reality focused than “UT-SA”. I can only guess what class load that poor benighted female student is carrying versus the classes your son took.


17 posted on 11/30/2018 7:23:10 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: JohnG45

It is a cultural thing...leave the student alone. sarc/


18 posted on 11/30/2018 7:24:36 AM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Red Badger

Looks like W also was photo’d doing it, too.

http://greenleegazette.blogspot.com/2009/06/presidents-with-their-feet-on-their.html


19 posted on 11/30/2018 7:25:16 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

College grad in 1981. Had a business prof that told one unruly student,

“I will sign your pink slip (drop class) the moment I receive it. If you choose to remain in this class, you will be wasting tuition money because, as of today, you have been failed for these credits. You may leave to go to the Registrar’s office.”


20 posted on 11/30/2018 7:25:37 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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