Students rally for ASU professor suspended for showing film

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Jammie Price (front, middle)

BOONE, N.C. — About 50 faculty members and students at Appalachian State University have rallied to support sociology professor Jammie Price, who was suspended because of complaints from several students.

The provost said in a letter to Price on Monday that she had “created a hostile learning environment” for a number of students and must work with a mentor and take a professional development course.

The letter also said Price failed to warn students about the graphic content of an anti-pornography film shown in her class.

Price says she has been denied due process by the university administration and should be allowed a hearing before a faculty committee.

She had been placed on administrative leave from the school in Boone on March 16 after students complained about the film.
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