Oberlin College has fired Joy Karega, a professor who created a firestorm of controversy with anti-Semitic posts on social media and by espousing conspiracy theories.
Oberlin professor Marc Blecher explains that the college is now working double time to make its campus safe and welcoming for Jewish students.
Michael Soffer used to teach his students about the importance of Oberlin in U.S. history. Now he refuses to write recommendation letters for those who want to attend that college.
When alumna Isabel Sherrel reached out to Oberlin professor Joy Karega to engage in a dialogue about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, it didn’t end well, Matthew Gindin writes.
In a lengthy statement that referenced his Jewish background, Oberlin College’s president responded to the firestorm surrounding a professor’s controversial social media posts, but he stopped short of condemning the professor.
In response to an article revealing that an Oberlin College professor made numerous postings about Jews and Israel to Facebook, the liberal arts college’s president said the college “respects the right of its faculty, students, staff and alumni to express their personal views.”