Marshall University President Dr. Jerome A. Gilbert has issued the following statement:
Marshall University will not tolerate its employees using the classroom or other platforms to express hate toward individuals or wish harm on them because of their political beliefs or other opinions. I personally abhor the actions of individuals who spew hate, intolerance, and incivility. As a university, we believe in respect of all ideas and all people. In terms of this particular situation, as is our practice as a state entity, an investigation has been launched and the faculty member is on investigative leave. I can assure you that at the conclusion of the investigation our chief academic officer, Dr. Jaime Taylor, will make a recommendation to me and I will take appropriate action.