When she arrived on campus June 8, Durden was abruptly suspended.She was told she had to cancel classes and report to the Human Resources Department.
"I think she was done wrong,'' said Demond Hill, 45.
On June 8, Lisa Durden, a producer, filmmaker and media commentator, arrived at Essex County College in Newark to teach her speech class.
It was the closing days of the summer session and Durden was already set for the fall semester.
Anthony Munroe was hired last month as the new president, and you now have this chaos to wind down the semester.
"For those of us who are involved in advocacy, politics, who may hold opinions which differ from those in different spaces, this kind of thing has a terrible chilling effect,'' Rebecca Williams, an assistant professor, wrote in her letter to the administration.
The letter does not mention the Tucker Carlson show, but Durden said administration officials made a point of bringing it up that day. Durden said Bridgett told her the matter is being investigated.