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> On Apr 11, 2018, at 4:28 PM, Ed Halter <> wrote:
> Hey Frameworks
> Felt I should share this announcement that was forwarded to me from the 
> Massart faculty.
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> 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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