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Dooley disassociates URI from tweets made by history professor

December 19, 2012

In a statement dated yesterday and released to the media today, University of Rhode Island president David Dooley has disassociated the university from a series of tweets made by history professor Erik Loomis – including one saying he wanted the NRA president Wayne LaPierre’s “head on a stick” – in the aftermath of Newtown:

December 18, 2012

University Community:

The University of Rhode Island does not condone acts or threats of violence. These remarks do not reflect the views of the institution and Erik Loomis does not speak on behalf of the University. The University is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive and equitable culture that aspires to promote positive change.

Dr. David M. Dooley
President
University of Rhode Island

Loomis deleted his Twitter account after his tweets received national attention.

One Comment leave one →
  1. MICHAEL RILEY permalink
    December 19, 2012 6:35 pm

    he has tenure no doubt…giving him extra gusto…. Mr Dooley has responded properly

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