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'Ranting Professor' Will Return to Classroom

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'Ranting Professor' Will Return to Classroom

CREATED Nov. 19, 2013

MSU creative writing professor William Penn will resume his teaching duties next semester.

His duties were reassigned after video surfaced in September showing him criticizing the GOP, saying "They're cheap. They don't want to pay taxes because they've already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could."

It was during a course called "Identity: Literature, Comedy. Perception."

Students had mixed feelings on the dialogue at the time.

Some called it a hostile learning environment, while others said he was challenging students to stand up for what they believe in.

MSU says Penn has had a review with the provost during the interim; no details have been released.