WBEZ | Purdue University Calument http://www.wbez.org/tags/purdue-university-calument Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Northwest Indiana professor under fire for alleged anti-Muslim comments http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-09/northwest-indiana-professor-under-fire-alleged-anti-muslim-comments-9475 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-December/2011-12-09/Eisenstein 1.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Some students at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana were outraged by one of their professors, Maurice Eisenstein, who teaches political science at the Northwest Indiana university.</p><p>He came under fire for comments made in lectures and online which many considered anti-Muslim.</p><p>Eisenstein was also alleged to have made questionable comments about other groups, including blacks and Hispanics.</p><p>Some students claimed Professor Eisenstein’s comments have intimidated Muslim students. The professor denied he was anti-Muslim or intimidating.</p><p>But WBEZ’s Northwest Indiana reporter, Michael Puente, said the professor was known for his provocative views on local politics.</p><p>Puente has been following the controversy and joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to share the latest on the controversy.</p><p>And to learn more about academic freedom and its limits, <em>Eight Foryy-Eight</em> was joined by joined by <a href="http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/people/bkreiser" target="_blank">Robert Kreiser</a>, an adjunct professor at George Mason University and the associate secretary of the American Association of University Professors.<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-12-09/northwest-indiana-professor-under-fire-alleged-anti-muslim-comments-9475