Simmons University cancels class led by controversial former Harvard preceptor David Kane

Less than two weeks after former Harvard instructor David D. Kane began teaching at Simmons University, the school announced Kane’s class would be canceled and his contract would not be renewed.

Kane left Harvard in June 2021 following accusations that he had posted a series of racist blog posts under a pseudonym. After he began teaching at Simmons University this fall, the school said it was not aware of the blog posts during its hiring process and that it would create a new section of the course and allow students to transfer out of Kane’s class without penalty.

Read more on The Harvard Crimson.

Micah Ward
Micah Ward
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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