Ferris State Professor on Administrative Leave as University Investigates Racist Tweets
A Ferris State University professor is on administrative leave after making racist posts on social media.
Thomas Brennan is a science professor at the university.
His behavior is now under investigation by the school.
Brennan uses the n-word in some of the tweets, and even tries to justify his use of the word.
FSU issued a statement Monday, saying this is not the only problem they’ve had with this professor.
They say he made comments calling the coronavirus fake.
The school issued the following statement:
“Ferris State University is aware of information about a College of Arts, Sciences and Education faculty member‘s alleged inappropriate professional behavior and comments. Earlier this year, this person was disciplined as a result of unprofessional actions at a college meeting. Upon learning of these new allegations, an investigation has been launched into the faculty member’s behavior and the faculty member has been placed on administrative leave. The comments and actions attributed to this faculty member do not represent the University’s mission and values and its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Further, as a University actively engaged in taking extraordinary measures to keep our faculty, staff and students safe, we categorically reject any comments made regarding the validity or impact of COVID-19. As an investigation into these allegations is underway, the University cannot comment further at this time.”