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An eccentric Michigan professor suspended after dropping F-bomb at students in bizarre clip

Ferris State University in Michigan has placed Professor Barry Mehler on leave after the founder and director of the Institute for Academic Racism released a profanity-laced video as an introduction to the course.

“I am shocked and shocked by this video,” FSU President David Eisler told local news site Capitol Confidential on Thursday. “It is profane, offensive and disturbing and in no way reflects our university or its values.”

Mailer, 74, posted a 14-minute video On his YouTube channel on Sunday, he wore an N95 respirator and a $300 helmet before sharing a vintage video promoting cigarettes. Then he began a tirade full of profanity.

“I work in a paid union job and no admin idiot will tell me how to teach my classes. Because I’m a tenured professor,” He said. “So, if you want to go and complain to your dean, fuck you, go, I’m going to retire at the end of this year and I can’t let myself go. You are just a carrier of disease to me, and I don’t want to be near you. So Keep your fucking distance.”

After that, however, he added that it was an example of plagiarism, noting that some of his tirade was adapted from the TV show “Dead Wood.” Mehler said if anyone in the class was caught plagiarizing, they would be expelled, which is why he urged his students not to get caught.

Mahler further noted that his scoring system is based on “Calvinist Predestination” What the founders of Colonial America believed in, so on the first day of class, grades were randomly assigned, no matter how hard they tried, no one could control them.

“I think if it’s good enough for Calvin, it’s good enough for me,” he said in the video. “Give your complaints to God. He made the system, not me.”

Mehler also urged his students not to attend classes in person because he is 74 and is at high risk of contracting Covid-19.

“To me, you are the carriers of disease,” He said. “If you don’t want your grandfather to be infected with the new crown virus, then stay away from me. Grandpa will not give life or death, so come to class.”

He explained that his courses are all designed to be taught remotely and have “No benefit” Participate in person. “I’m not going to ask questions in class because I’m wearing this damn helmet to live,” Mailer added.

According to multiple former students commenting on the news Reddit, the video is comparable to the class of the eccentric professor who taught the class “The History of Science and the Link Between Science and Racism,” According to his LinkedIn profile.

Ferris is a public university in central Michigan. Founded in 1884, it has approximately 14,000 students on the Grand Rapids campus and online.