OAKLAND, Mich. - A non-traditional student is suing Michigan's Oakland University for throwing him out for his alleged "admiration" for one of his professors.
Joe Corlett's daily journal is the reason why. Titled "Hot For Teacher," it was assigned day one by his instructor, Pamela Mitzelfeld. She thought it was inappropriate and turned it into the dean. The university expelled Corlett, saying the journal violated the school's harassment policy.
Corlett said that's nonsense.
"It says specifically in the syllabus that we are to record our first impressions of people in our day book assignment and that's what I did. I recorded my first impressions of her."
So, in one passage Corlett wrote, "Tall, blonde, stacked, skirt, heels, fingernails, smart, articulate, smile."
Corlett said the real issue is much more sinister. He said it's political correctness run amok, and that Oakland University is trying to dictate what students can think.
"Osama Bin Laden himself couldn't have come up with a better way for our country to commit suicide than with this political correctness being perpetuated on our nation's campuses."
The school issued its own statement:
"Serious educational concerns are triggered when a student doesn't recognize the monumental inappropriateness of certain work."