U. of Southern Maine professor offered students course credit to harass Sen. Susan Collins on Kavanaugh

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is a multi-campus public (i.e., taxpayer-supported) university and part of the University of Maine System. USM’s three primary campuses are located in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston.

Susan Feiner, 64, a recently-retired USM professor of women and gender studies, created a one-credit, tuition-free “pop-up” course on “Engaged Citizenship”. Pop-up courses offer credits that can be counted toward the 120 credit hours required for graduation. Students who enroll in Feiner’s course are required to bus to Washington, D.C., to harass (“meet with”) Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

On Oct. 3, 2018, Maine Republican Party posted this alert on its Facebook page:

RED ALERT: The University of Southern Maine uses your tax dollars, offers college credit to protest Sen. Collins in Washington D.C.

In an email from a University of Southern Maine Community Outreach Coordinator, U Maine students are told that they they can earn a free credit if they hop on a free bus ride down to Washington D.C. to protest Senator Collins.

The event page goes so far as to ask if STUDENTS are okay with being ARRESTED….

In case you were wondering, students who want to support Senator Collins are not welcome, as one individual who asked found out.

Below is the email from USM Community Outreach Coordinator Gabriel Demaine:

The Press Herald reports on Oct. 3, 2018, that USM President Glenn Cummings denounced the actions of Dr. Susan Feiner, a former professor of economics and women and gender studies, who had retired from the university on July 1. Calling her behavior “inappropriate” and “unacceptable,” Cummings said Feiner acted in a “very rogue manner” when she offered students a “pop-up” course and college credit to take a bus to Washington, D.C., with demonstrators planning to urge Sen. Susan Collins to oppose confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Cummings said the university is investigating how Feiner was able to advertise the course, which was done without approval from the committee of faculty and deans that reviews all pop-up course offerings.

Although Feiner’s bus did leave Portland, ME at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, President Cummings issued this statement:

This pop-up course was hastily arranged in the past 24 hours, without the knowledge of the Provost or myself. It was not appropriately reviewed nor went through proper channels. As soon as the Provost and I were apprised of the course, we immediately pulled the one-credit offering.We also made sure that no USM monies were being used for the trip.

University policy makes it absolutely clear that our public, taxpayer funded institutions must be non-partisan in terms of political activity and institutionally impartial in all political, religious, and social matters that are unrelated to our universities’ core mission of education, research and public service.

James Page, Chancellor of the University of Maine System, also issued a statement late Wednesday night:

“The use of institutional resources to advance a partisan agenda violates Board policies established to ensure Maine’s public universities remain non-partisan and politically neutral. Inviting arrest for college credit goes much further, violating the trust our students, their families, and Maine taxpayers have placed in our universities and could result in serious professional consequences.”

Cummings said he is not certain if or how Feiner, who has taught at USM for more than 30 years, could be disciplined since she has retired and is no longer working at USM.

However, Feiner says that although she is retired from the university, she intends to remain involved with the university’s Francis Perkins Institute that organizes pop-up courses. The courses are funded by a grant and offered free to students. Her goal is to offer 6 to 12 pop-up courses each semester.

Susan Feiner’s Facebook page here; LinkedIn profile here; student evaluations on RateMyProfessors here.

See also DCG’s post on the vile comments Demonrats left for Sen. Collins on her Twitter timeline.

Yesterday, despite all the pressure and threats, Sen. Susan Collins did the right thing by voting to confirm Kavanaugh, who was expeditiously sworn in as America’s 114th Supreme Court justice.

~Eowyn

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DCG
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“Higher education” is worthless these days.

Kate
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Kate

Why isn’t her JOB LOST even if she is part time! Brutal that educators are corrupting the young and dangling the CARROT under their noses of FREE TUITION WAIVED, FREE CREDIT and FREE TRIP to create havoc. Unbelievable!

Andy
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Andy

Susan Feiner needs to be arrested and convicted for “Conspiracy to Defame” and I wonder if Feiner used University funds?

This is BLATANTLY illegal! Are the Feiner’s of the world have any Morals? Are they even human? She even looks criminal. This is the Left’s newest level of LOW. WOW!

This story is still in early development stages. I am sure Kavanaugh will be involved and I believe the case ahead is just warming up faster. This is getting interesting.

Susan Feiner for PRISON 2019! Let’s ROLL!
The HEAT is ON! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA_r1xEA_2M
by Glenn Frey, from Beverly Hills COP!

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

Just like when Pat Buchanan ran his “America First” campaigns, I and many others noticed the overwhelming numbers of AshkeNazis, who were opposing him and his Pro-American & anti-Globalist campaign platform. I am seeing the same thing again, and these current America hating Bolsheviks are getting more & more open with their calls for violence & intimidation, just like they did in Russia before they started their mass murder campaign of Christian opponents.

Andy
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Andy

Feiner’s Facebook page has been deleted.
Wonder why?

yahoo
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yahoo

She looks like a charming and gracious lady!

Andy
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Andy

“Pussynomics: Regression to MEAN” by Susan Feiner of University of Southern Maine (PDF to download) https://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue79/Feiner79.pdf [It’s about Trumponomics] “The world knows this American president [Trump] for crude sexist/sexual declarations, compulsive pathological lying, and friendships with racists, homophobes and anti-semites. So what? Plenty of liars, bigots and skirt chasers have called the White House home. Still he’s terrifying, conjuring dread as surely as the Bates Motel in Hitchcock’s Psycho. Donald Trump: salesman, TV huckster and sexual predator triggers primitive, infantile fears…”

Andy
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Andy

I’m dying with laughter.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Wow. First, she has no authority to obligate the university and should be charged for doing so. That could even mean loss of her retirement and should absolutely mean rescinding any and all “privileges” she may have with the school. Somebody had to pay for this. Besides falsely and fraudulently obligating the university to compensate students for partisan politics, she is trading on the school’s reputation by giving the impression that her political beliefs are fully supported by the institution. Lastly, as Dr. E says…she is insane. Somehow these people have convinced themselves that they are smarter and more moral… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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Nothing could be “Feiner” than to fire this witch and see her prosecuted for suborning assault and battery—or menacing, at the very least.
It’s high time that universities and colleges across America be vetted and liberated from its lunatic leftist “professors.” Remind me not to hold my breath.

Andy
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Andy

Steven, look below at Professor Watch List.
None of mine were listed there, though.

Andy
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Andy

Susan F. Feiner is NOT on the “Professor Watch List” but should be. “Welcome to Professor Watchlist, a project of Turning Point USA and Turning Point News. The mission of Professor Watchlist is to expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom. TPUSA will continue to fight for free speech and the right for professors to say whatever they wish; however students, parents, and alumni deserve to know the specific incidents and names of professors that advance a radical agenda in lecture halls.” https://www.professorwatchlist.org/about-us/ Contact: editor@turningpoint.news Do a search there for… Read more »

Blather
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Blather

Why are Demoncrap women so ughlee?? Can someone explain this to me???

Maryaha
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Maryaha

What a delightful and charming creature!

Another ugly, worn out looking, haggard old leftist. Gender and women’s studies, my rump. It’s just another man haters, baby butchering course in how to make women miserable and angry for the rest of their lives. No thanks!

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Indeed. The Socialist Democratic Death Cult. Doesn’t this make ya’ want to run right out and “join”? Imagine, a whole group of self-loathing, unhappy, neurotic wannabe tyrants. Where do I sign up?

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

Imagine how the native Orthodox Christian Russians felt as the Social Democrat “Bolsheviks” seized power and than starting their mass murder campaign against the cro-mags, I mean white Russian Christian citizens

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Yes, I’ve thought about it many times. It was similar in China. Describing the Reds as “Russian” is more than misleading. You see this is another common tactic. They are whatever nationality they feel like claiming if it suits them. It is a double-problem with “dual citizenship” here. Most don’t begin to understand this. Napoleon recognized this problem in France. By using his “interrogation” he managed to calm it down significantly for a while at least. I don’t believe there is an example of a country remaining free by inviting the enemy to live within its borders.

CogitoErgoSumantra
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CogitoErgoSumantra

What, exactly, does one do with a degree in “women and gender studies”?
Answer: Become a political activist. Or a politician… or homeless.

I’m thinking of switching fields to start teaching “mens and gender studies”. Except for the fact I have too much respect for myself and higher education.

This whack job should lose her access to and control in the pop-up program.

Thank God for the university’s good president and chancellor!

Dan
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Dan

It’s been pointed out that if you scratch the surface, the Democrats’ calls for “social justice” turn out to be sham excuses for vengeance against American men of white European ancestry. The only blacks or Hispanics allowed into the Feiner household, you can bet, are there to clean the toilets and do the laundry at slave wages. Her tactics make her motives clear enough, mainly hatred and vengeance against everything Kavanaugh represents. For my two cents, I don’t see this orgy of hate over Kavanaugh’s confirmation as being about Roe v Wade, except in a secondary way. Roe v Wade… Read more »

Mad Celt
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Mad Celt

We don’t need to look any further than the fact the heart is full of evil and from there springs every evil word, thought and dead. Evil is universal, a trait all of us possess. We have the capability to be a Jack the Ripper or a Mother Teresa but the majority of us are somewhere in the middle of those extremes. I maintain people like the professor here have gyrated toward the Ripper side for most of their lives only revealing it when they need an excuse to reveal it. If not now, then eventually. Imagine the depth of… Read more »

Andy
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Andy

@Mad Celt I do agree, with the analogy of the evil of Jack the Ripper and the “idea” based on the media’s portrayal of Mother Teresa as being good and moral. However, further studies into Mother Teresa finds she was not too good, or moral. Fact is, she throughly enjoyed seeing people in poverty and also those who were sick or most especially, to see those in pain or be at the bedside of those who were actively dying. Mainstream Media is a funny critter, they create all the characters we’re supposed to get to know. Some researchers dig deeper,… Read more »

Jim Campbell
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If this can be proven she must be driven from the university. Looks like a great story I’ll work on it tomorrow. Hitting the rack, thanks for the great coverage. J.C.

danwdurham
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danwdurham

What organization was behind this effort? Who funded the bus and driver for this trip? Who funded the “greeters” and “escorts” in DC? If they had signs to carry, who paid for the printing of the signs? Who funded other components of this harassment effort?

Bobby J Young
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Bobby J Young

Dr E has the uncanny ability to put good knowledge out for thee.

trucker
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trucker

Posted in the comments section of The Hill
I had to redact some of it for space, not to hide stuff like the FBI does.
But I did post a link 🙂

DCG
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Maine Professor Who Offered College Credit To Lobby Sen. Susan Collins Now Barred From Teaching

(Barred from UMaine system, Harfraud may take her)

https://www.weaselzippers.us/400055-maine-professor-who-offered-college-credit-for-trip-to-lobby-sen-collins-is-barred-from-teaching/

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Very good, and appropriate!

UnlimitedGyaan
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What are they doing in the name of higher education? This is actually a never-ending discussion. thanks anyway for putting this kind of things out the world. I appreciate your efforts.