Michigan university professor placed on leave for calling students ‘vectors of disease’ on video

Tenured Michigan university professor, 74, is placed on leave for calling students ‘vectors of disease’, telling them they’re selfish for wanting to attend in-person teaching and revealing he decides their grades before reading their work

  • Barry Mehler, 74, posted a profanity-laced video on Sunday a day before the Spring 2022 semester began
  • Mehler is a tenured professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan
  • In the 14-minute video, Mehler called students ‘vectors of disease’  
  • Mehler has been teaching at Ferris for nearly 30 years, has been placed on administrative leave while the university investigates the incident
  • The status of his Spring 2022 course remains unclear

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