Professor receives slew of backlash after f-word e-mail
BY NINA EARNEST | APRIL 22, 2011
A University of Iowa professor who sent a vulgar e-mail to members of the UI College Republicans has seen an outpouring of negative e-mails from students, graduates, and community members.
UI anthropology/women’s studies Professor Ellen Lewin has received more than 370 e-mails in the last two days, expressing strong distaste for the message she sent Monday. The e-mails were obtained by The Daily Iowan through an open records request.
In response to the College Republicans’ universitywide e-mail encouraging students to take part in “Conservative Coming Out Week,” Lewin sent an e-mail saying, “FUCK YOU, REPUBLICANS.”