Target: Texas A&M Galveston
Demand: Investigate students who made professor feel unsafe.
A professor at Texas A&M Galveston got fed up with his class recently after a semester of alleged disrespect. The professor sent an email to students saying that he was going to fail each and every one of them. While the school says that they will grade the students based on work completed during the semester, they should still look into what the students did to make the professor want to fail them.
According to Irwin Horwitz, the professor who taught the class, the students spread rumors about him, his wife, and other colleagues. He said they were also terribly disrespectful in class. Allegedly one of them called him a “f***ing moron” several times, and others have said “go back and teach,” “get out of my space,” and “chill out.” He said that he felt unsafe while in class.
Dear Texas A&M Galveston,
Recent reports by one of your professors, Irwin Horwitz, claims that students in his class spread rumors about him and his wife as well as other colleagues. The professor also states that the students spoke to him in a disrespectful manner throughout the entire semester and that he didn’t feel safe in the classroom.
Students and faculty should always be able to feel safe when they are on their campus. We the undersigned urge you to investigate this matter and punish students who contributed to an unsafe learning environment.
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