New York College ditched plans for controversial ex-New Yorker fact-checker Talia Lavin to show an undergraduate journalism class as a result of solely two college students signed up.
Lavin brought about an uproar final 12 months when she falsely instructed a Marine veteran and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer promoted Nazi symbolism with a tattoo she perceived as being the “Iron Cross.” She ultimately apologized and resigned from her place as a author with The New Yorker however was employed by the celebrated college to show journalism college students.
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She was scheduled to show “Reporting on the Far Proper,” however the class generated little curiosity, as first reported by TheWrap.
Lavin additionally got here below hearth earlier this 12 months for mocking former Navy SEAL Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, who she referred to as “captain s—head” in a tweet. However NYU claims to have scrapped her journalism class due to low enrollment, versus the controversy surrounding Lavin.
“Canceling the category had nothing to do with Talia’s writings, tweets, or anything. We canceled it as a result of too few college students enrolled,” NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute director of undergraduate research Adam Penenberg advised TheWrap’s Jon Levine.
Levine additionally famous that Lavin’s college bio has been “scrubbed” from the NYU web site.
Lavin has additionally taken purpose at outstanding conservatives, together with Ben Shapiro.
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NYU advised TheWrap that Lavin’s days as a professor on the college are primarily over.
“It could make no sense to strive it once more, given how few college students expressed curiosity,” Penenberg stated.
NYU managing director of public affairs James Devitt confirmed TheWrap’s report when reached by Fox Information.
Fox Information’ Sam Dorman and Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.