Hey Frameworks Felt I should share this announcement that was forwarded to me from the Massart faculty.
------------ TO THE MASSART COMMUNITY: The faculty and staff of the Film/Video department demand that Professor Saul Levine stop his lies about recent events at Mass Art and his cyber-bullying against his colleagues. It is because of Professor Levine’s very public attacks and misrepresentations that we feel obliged to correct his version of the complaints against him. He has bullied his colleagues and created an abusive working environment over many years. He has derailed and destroyed important discussions about urgent departmental and curricular issues. This is NOT an issue of academic freedom. No one at Mass Art made any effort to censor or punish Professor Levine for screening his film or any other film he has shown over the years. No one forced him to retire.The decision to retire is entirely Professor Levine’s. We recognize Professor Levine as a brilliant artist and programmer and are thankful for his contributions to the department and to Massart.It is extremely painful to see his toxic rant against the department, besmearing the College and insulting us by name while claiming himself as the victim. As artists, teachers and mentors, it is our responsibility to stand up when we are bullied and to treat each other with respect. It is also our duty to foster an open, respectful, and collegial environment for our students. Soon-Mi Yoo, Chair Ericka Beckman, Professor Gretchen Skogerson, Professor Joe Briganti, Studio Manager, Video Area Kim Keown, Studio Manager, Film Area
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