A professor welcomed students to class by calling them ‘vectors of disease to me.’ He has been suspended.

Some college students in Michigan might have expected their professor to cover the usual topics in a video kicking off the semester this week — attendance, grading, plagiarism. But Barry Mehler gave them a lot more than the basics.

Mehler, a history professor at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., told his students he didn’t want to know anything about them, not even their names, because “you people are just vectors of disease to me.”

The 74-year-old said it didn’t matter how hard they worked in his class since he randomly predetermined their grades.

And if they didn’t like any of that?

“Go complain to your dean … go ahead,” Mehler said. “I’m retiring at the end of this year and I [don’t care] any longer.”

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