Evergreen State College is far left, even by most college standards. A professor named Bret Weinstein, who is a progressive, refused to participate in a campus event last spring which would have banned white people from campus for a day. This sparked massive campus protests and even shut the school down temporarily.
Professor Weinstein had to be removed from campus for his own safety and the school did virtually nothing to defend him so he sued. Now the school has settled.
The College Fix reports:
Evergreen State College settles claim with embattled professors for $500,000
Evergreen State College has settled a tort claim against it from embattled Professor Bret Weinstein and his wife, Professor Heather Heying, for $500,000, according to an email sent to faculty Friday evening.
“They have resigned from their faculty positions at Evergreen, effective today. The college will pay them a total of $450,000 and contribute an additional $50,000 toward their attorney fees,” according to the email, sent by John Carmichael, chief of staff and secretary to the board of trustees.
“In making this agreement, the college admits no liability, and rejects the allegations made in the tort claim,” Carmichael wrote.
Weinstein and Heying, both biology professors, had originally sought $3.85 million in their claim, filed July 5. It alleged that the public university “permitted, cultivated and perpetuated a racially hostile and retaliatory work environment.”
“Through a series of decisions made at the highest levels, including to officially support a day of racial segregation, the college has refused to protect its employees from repeated provocative and corrosive verbal and written hostility based on race, as well as threats of physical violence,” the claim alleged.
Like Mizzou, this series of events has tarnished the school’s reputation and it’s already having enrollment problems.