Middle East studies in the News
Rollins College Student Is Reinstated Following Religious Dispute With Professor [on Areej Zufari]
by Tom Hesse
Rollins College has reinstated a student who was suspended following a disagreement with his professor over religious discrimination, the student's lawyer told the Orlando Sentinel.
Marshall Polston, a Christian student at the small liberal-arts college in Florida, was suspended pending a disciplinary hearing after his Muslim professor made a "protection against stalking" request to the Orange County Circuit Court. News of Mr. Polston's suspension quickly gained national attention. Grant H. Cornwell, Rollins's president, told the Sentinel that college officials had received 10,000 emails, "most of which were — I could not repeat because I am a decent person. They were filled with hatred and violent imagery."
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