Fresno State Won’t Condemn Vile Professor Who Rejoiced Over The Death Of Barbara Bush
Fresno State President Joesph I. Castro released the following statement:
Shortly after Randa Jarrar sent out a series of tweets that relished in Bush’s death and celebrated the suffering of her family, Fresno State President Joesph I. Castro released the following statement:
On behalf of Fresno State, I extend my deepest condolences to the Bush family on the loss of our former First Lady, Barbara Bush.
We share the deep concerns expressed by others over the personal comments made today by Professor Randa Jarrar, a professor in the English Department at Fresno State. Her statements were made as a private citizen, not as a representative of Fresno State.
Professor Gerard’s express personal views and commentary are obviously contrary to the core values of our University, which include respect and empathy for individuals with divergent points of view, and a sincere commitment to mutual understanding and progress.
Statement by @Fresno_State President @JosephICastro regarding tweets made today by a faculty member: pic.twitter.com/h3ZbQyMmxd
— Fresno State (@Fresno_State) April 18, 2018
Jarrar has since changed her Twitter account to private, claiming she has been placed on leave.