Current and former students defend Laurentian professor

January 8, 2016

Current and former students of Michael Persinger are reportedly rallying in his defense after he was removed from teaching a first-year course earlier this week. One student explained that Persinger’s use of language was educational: “You have to be able to know how to handle yourself in situations that you might be offended in, be able to rise out of that and give your educated response.” Another student explained that Persinger warned students at the beginning of the course that they should take another class if they were uncomfortable with his language. A student from 2003 commented on the fact that “I found, because of the way that he taught, I managed to retain the information that he was trying to teach you a lot better. You were so focused.” Toronto Star