- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware won’t rehire a professor who said a college student who died after being held by North Korea “got exactly what he deserved.”

In a statement Sunday, the university said that the adjunct faculty member, Katherine Dettwyler, will not be rehired. She had last taught a course in the spring.

The anthropology professor had posted on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males” she teaches. The school issued an initial statement denouncing her comments, which she posted when she was not employed at the school.

Warmbier was released by North Korea earlier this month after being held for more than 17 months. He was in a coma and died last week.


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