An Instructor Defends Herself After U. of Arizona Punished Her for Talking About Hamas in Class

November 21, 2023 1 min read

Kate Hidalgo Bellows
Chronicle of Higher Education

Excerpt: A University of Arizona faculty member who was penalized last week over classroom comments she and another instructor were recorded as making about the war in Gaza revealed new details about the controversy in a conversation with The Chronicle on Wednesday.

Rebecca Lopez, an assistant professor of practice in the College of Education, said she and her co-instructor, Rebecca Zapien, received letters last week informing them that they were being placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

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