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Earlier in the month, Simon Newman had fired then rehired tenured professors, referred to students as "bunnies" that need to be "shot"; yesterday, he resigned as president.

"The embattled Mount St. Mary's University president resigned Monday amid growing criticism in recent weeks that drew national attention to the small Catholic university and stoked a debate over academic freedom.

"Simon Newman had pledged to press a controversial overhaul of academics and finances at the Emmitsburg school, which has about 2,300 students. His resignation is effective immediately."--Tim Prudente, The Washington Post

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