- Associated Press - Sunday, April 10, 2016

NORTON, Mass. (AP) - A professor who was disciplined by Wheaton College in Illinois after showing solidarity with Muslims is visiting Wheaton College in Massachusetts to talk about the experience.

Larycia Hawkins was set to be fired last year by the Wheaton in Illinois, an evangelical Christian school, after she posed in a photo wearing a headscarf in support of Muslims. It sparked a national debate and caused headaches at the Wheaton in Massachusetts, which is unrelated but often confused with the Illinois Wheaton.

Hawkins is speaking at the Massachusetts Wheaton, which is near the Rhode Island state line, at 7 p.m. on April 13. She left the Illinois college in February.

President Dennis Hanno of the Wheaton in Massachusetts says Hawkins’ display of solidarity exemplifies the school’s commitment to diversity.

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