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U. of Wisconsin Campus Reverses Course on Firing Employee Who Supported Trump’s Travel Ban

The University of Wisconsin at La Crosse has had a change of heart in its decision to fire a campus-police dispatcher, the La Crosse Tribune reports.

Joe Gow, the campus’s chancellor, told the Tribune that the university should have investigated “more fully” before making the decision to fire Kimberly Dearman. “We should have had a hearing. We were wrong on that,” Mr. Gow said.

In a letter to the University of Wisconsin system’s Board of Regents, Ms. Dearman’s lawyer, Lee Fehr, said the university had fired Ms. Dearman for her support of President Trump’s initial travel ban. The university refuted the claim.

As of Wednesday night, Ms. Dearman was still mulling the offer of reinstatement.

The chancellor said that the university would review its policies and that his office would have oversight of any future employment-termination decisions.

“I need to be fully informed we are doing the right thing,” Mr. Gow said.

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