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Fired Mount St. Mary's faculty reinstated after public furor

Fired Mount St. Mary's faculty reinstated after public furor

Two faculty members at Mount St. Mary's University have their jobs back after a public uproar over their firings earlier this week.

Whether they will return to the university is uncertain.

The faculty members were fired on Monday and given letters that referenced their alleged "disloyalty" to the small Catholic university in Emmitsburg. The college's president, Simon Newman, had come under fire in January after the student newspaper quoted him referring to students as bunnies that should be drowned or shot. Newman later apologized for the metaphor, which he said was taken out of context.

The fired professors were Ed Egan, who was faculty adviser to the...

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