It really bothers me that this professor was fired.
Read the Yahoo article here.
As a college graduate and having worked at a major university now for 8 years, it seems to me that the purpose of an institution of "higher learning" is certainly to teach but also to broaden minds and ways of thinking, especially at a liberal arts institution such as Emmanuel. I've seen criticisms online that since he was a finance professor that he shouldn't have been talking about the incident as he did in his class...what a load! Teachers and kids in high school, and probably younger ages than that, talked about it and I'm sure it's been talked about for more than the 5 minutes that this professor had. And, again, this is a college/university where the students (young adults) are supposed to talk about current events and the world around them. I just hope he gets hired quickly somewhere else.
Here's some more news coverage and his YouTube response to the incident:
His YouTube video responses
And, this is the Emmanuel College "About" page that tells of their mission and so forth. Funny that this line is included in that staement:
"We challenge ourselves, faculty and students alike, to be rigorous in our pursuit of the truth as we explore and question, analyze and research."