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Professor Who Called Police on Black Student Won’t Teach for Rest of the Semester

Ball State University (BSU) decided on Wednesday that professor Shaheen Borna, who called the police on a Black student last month, won’t teach for the rest of the semester, reported The Daily, quoting a university spokeswoman.

Kathy Wolf, the university’s vice president of marketing and communications, told the publication in an email the decision was taken “to ensure that we provide continuity in the curriculum, eliminate any unnecessary distractions and help our students complete the appropriate course expectations.”

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On Jan. 21, Borna, a marketing professor, called the police on Sultan “Mufasa” Benson, for refusing to switch seats during class.

The professor later apologized in a message for his action, writing that he failed to fulfill his “responsibility to ensure that you and all of my students receive an excellent educational experience.”

Later in January, several BSU faculty said they want BSU to conduct a post-tenure review of Borna.

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