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Administrators have launched an investigation into a Midwestern State University professor after receiving complaints from a student that she forced her class to design anti-gun posters to be used in her personal activism.
The students at the Texas public university were taking Assistant Professor Jennifer Yucus’ graphic design class, Campus Reform reported. They were forced in class to design artwork that showed opposition to pro-Second Amendment bills in the Texas Legislature and that depicted opposition to guns on campus, the report said.
Ms. Yucus took the artwork and used it as part of a petition she circulated, called “MSU is anti-Concealed Carry on Campus,” the student complaint stated. The student also said numerous others expressed unhappiness with the assignment.
“Several of my classmates were uncomfortable with the assignment and either quietly or openly expressed this,” the complaint stated.
The school’s provost and vice president for academic affairs said an investigation is ongoing, Campus Reform reported.
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