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(Neb)-UNL Grad Assistant Draws Threats Over Confrontation

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/09/2017 03:13 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska-Lincoln says a lecturer has received threats after online video showed her confronting a student who was recruiting for a conservative group.
       Graduate teaching assistant Courtney Lawton was among several faculty members protesting recruiting efforts for Turning Point USA, which advocates for conservative causes and maintains a "professor watch list" of faculty deemed radically liberal.
       Video circulating on social media shows Lawton flipping off the student, sophomore Kaitlyn Mullen and referring to her as a "neo-fascist." Mullen hopes  the university removes Lawton from campus.

     Lawton says she was reassigned to nonteaching duties with an administrator telling her it wasn't disciplinary but was because of emails and online messages that the school deemed threatening to her and school administrators.


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