A University of Montana computer science professor resigned Friday afternoon, the announcement coming after Kaimin reporting on his blog “Upward Thought” sparked controversy and condemnation from UM and across Montana.
More than 100 people gathered in front of UM’s Main Hall at noon Friday to call for the resignation or firing of Rob Smith, whose blog filled with misogynistic writings sparked outrage after its contents were published in the Kaimin.
A University of Montana computer science professor was placed on paid leave Tuesday while UM conducts an investigation on his controversial blog posts, according to the University’s director of communications.
University of Montana President Seth Bodnar announced Monday he’d pursue “immediate action” in response to a Montana Kaimin article detailing the controversial blog posts of a UM computer science professor.
This story has been updated to include comment from UM President Seth Bodnar. Following publication, UM announced it would place Rob Smith on paid leave pending an investigation into the professor's blog. The Associated Students of the University of Montana passed a resolution calling for Sm…
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