A Drexel University professor who received threats of violence and death after a series of Tweets — and whom Fox News called “perhaps the most consistently controversial figure in higher education this year” — has resigned from the Philadelphia university.
Associate professor George Ciccariello-Maher wrote on Twitter that this was “not a decision I take lightly.”
After December 31st, 2017, I will no longer work at Drexel University. pic.twitter.com/bAM37dbv1q
— George Ciccariello (@ciccmaher) December 28, 2017
But, he said, “nearly a year” of harassment and threats of violence, which he said came from “right-wing, white supremacist media outlets and internet mobs,” had made staying at Drexel unsustainable.
He said he would deepen his research, writing “and my political organizing in the service of those movements most capable of confronting the urgent tasks of the present.”