Princeton University's president is demanding one of the school's most distinguished professors be fired, following student uproar over the educator's criticism of woke school policies and racial politics that emerged after the murder of George Floyd.
The recommended dismissal, sent by University President Christopher Eisgruber to the school's board of directors last week, accuses classics professor Joshua Katz of not cooperating with a 2018 investigation into alleged sexual misconduct.
The investigation looked into a relationship Katz, 51, had with a student in 2006. It was resolved internally, and saw the tenured professor suspended without pay for a year.
However, more than a year later, a second probe led by students at the school newspaper, The Daily Princetonian, aired claims that the professor didn’t fully cooperate and misled investigators during the 2018 inquiry.