Clemson University Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing, Bart Knijnenburg, is still employed by Clemson University a university spokesperson confirmed to The Clemson Insider on Thursday.
The spokesperson told TCI that Mr. Knijnenburg is listed on the class schedule for the fall. Clemson began classes on Wednesday. As most know by now, one of Mr. Knijnenburg’s recent Facebook post labeled all Donald Trump supporters and Republicans as “racist scum.”
On Thursday morning, Mark Land, Vice President for University Relations, released a statement to TCI in regards to our request for information on what the university plans to do about Mr. Knijnenburg’s remarks and if he will continue to be a professor at Clemson University in the future.
“The university is aware of remarks attributed to a Clemson faculty member, which appear to have come from his personal Facebook account, and is looking into the matter,” Land said in the statement. “The remarks in question are not reflective of the university’s views. The university has consistently made it clear that expressions condoning or advocating violence or hatred have no place on this, or any, college campus.”
TCI is still trying to confirm if Mr. Knijnenburg is currently or will still be teaching students this semester or in the future at Clemson University. We will have more on this matter as it becomes available.