An assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music is being investigated for an online class exchange with a student, Fay Alwattari, in which he expressed heated opinions on Muslims in the US, none of them to do with music.
Professor Clifford Adams, who has taught at the college since 2003, said he was unaware the exchange had been released on social media and was unable to comment.
CCM Tribunal President Connor Howard said: ‘I’m very disappointed, albeit not surprised, that such an incident has occurred within CCM.’
Some CCM alumni are rallying a petition for Adams to be dismissed. Alt-right groups are lining up behind him. An irascible tutor-student conversation on an off-syllabus topic has got completely out of hand.
Full story here. A tale of our times.