It has been quite a year for Republican students on California college campuses — so far we’ve seen faculty members prevent them from attending lectures by conservative speakers, harangue and insult them for voting for President Donald Trump, and in one particularly pathetic case, physically attack one of them in an effort to block their free speech.
Who knew that binge drinking isn’t the biggest threat to college students any more, it’s the professors!
It was just revealed that the punchy professor, Cal State Fullerton anthropology lecturer Eric Canin, will be allowed to keep his job at the publicly funded university, despite the fact that not one, but two independent investigations confirmed he struck a College Republican on campus.
In a written statement, the chief communications officer for Cal State Fullerton, Jeffrey D. Cook, said an arbitrator assigned to the case found that Canin’s conduct only warranted a two-month suspension, but added, “while the University had instead been pursuing Dr. Canin’s termination, we note that the arbitrator concurred with the university’s investigation in finding that Dr. Canin acted improperly.”
According to the university, the sanction imposed by the arbitrator is final and binding, and concludes a process required by the collective bargaining agreement with the California Faculty Association.
I just hope the Cal State Fullerton health plan covers physical therapy for the rotator cuff injury Cook must have endured from throwing in the towel so fast.
Here is what started this whole situation, according to reporting from the Orange County Register; Canin was participating in a Feb. 8 protest against President Donald Trump on campus. Simultaneously, the Fullerton College Republicans were conducting a counterprotest, in support of Trump.
Canin didn’t like the fact that conservative students were putting their perspective on display, so he stalked up to the Republicans and began verbally berating…