Fired for a Joke? Professor's Quip Is No Laughing Matter at the Merchant Marine Academy

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Gregory F. Sullivan could be fired over a joke he made in class about last month’s mass killings in a Colorado movie theater.
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The joke may have been stupid and callous. But was it a firing offense?

That is a key question underlying a controversy at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where Gregory F. Sullivan could lose his tenured position as an assistant professor of...

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