Another turn of the screw:


> On Apr 12, 2018, at 9:19 AM, Jon Behrens <> wrote:
> Thank you Ed
> For sharing this
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Apr 11, 2018, at 8:22 PM, Deana LeBlanc <> wrote:
>> Emotion vs. reason? His live video got us PUMPED and struck a cord- we who 
>> were watching were cheering, (crying a bit admittedly). Even had musicians 
>> riding along to its It speaks to something bigger and is effectively 
>> cathartic- the performance, the storytelling, while also being a testimony 
>> of information. Two things going on at once, important to distinguish. But 
>> this also makes sense- the statement from Mass Art Faculty- glad to hear 
>> from them. 
>> On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Ed Halter <> wrote:
>> Hey Frameworks
>> Felt I should share this announcement that was forwarded to me from the 
>> Massart faculty.
>> ------------
>> 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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