William Penn http://wkar.org en Current State #174 | October 8, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-174-october-8-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: MSU faculty on classroom transparency after Penn affair; interactive online game to learn Chinese; and concerns about the possible storage of Canadian nuclear waste near the Great Lakes.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:13:07 +0000 Current State 43476 at http://wkar.org After Penn affair, MSU considers classroom transparency http://wkar.org/post/after-penn-affair-msu-considers-classroom-transparency <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; text-indent: 36pt; white-space: pre-wrap;">At the beginning of the academic semester this fall, a Michigan State University professor became the focus of controversy over a video recorded in his classroom.</span> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:09:32 +0000 Current State 43471 at http://wkar.org After Penn affair, MSU considers classroom transparency MSU professor stresses importance of due process in Penn affair http://wkar.org/post/msu-professor-stresses-importance-due-process-penn-affair <p></p><p>Highly controversial comments made recently by a Michigan State University professor continue to be a topic of discussion both locally and beyond. &nbsp;</p><p>Last week, creative writing professor William Penn sparked an intense backlash after a <a href="http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=5040">video surfaced</a> of him suggesting Republicans had “raped the country” and included many closet racists. &nbsp;A student attending the lecture told MLive.com that Penn also denigrated Christians and athletes.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:47:51 +0000 Current State 42002 at http://wkar.org MSU professor stresses importance of due process in Penn affair