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Liberal Kentucky Professor Apologizes

A liberal, activist professor at Northern Kentucky University apologizes for encouraging her students to destroy a pro-life display on campus.

According to Dr. Sally Jacobson, a tenured 27-year British literature professor, said "I deeply regret my impulsive action in dismantling that display." She went on to say, "It was a mistake of judgment for me to invite my students to participate in that action."

Earlier this week, Human Events U told you about the incident surrounding Professor Jacobson. After admitting that she told her students to "destroy" an anti-abortion display on campus, Jacobson was put on leave and will retire at the end of the semester.

"I did, outside of class during the break, invite students to express their freedom-of-speech rights to destroy the display if they wished to," Jacobsen said.

A student group called Northern Right to Life set-up some 400 crosses on campus to represent a "cemetery for aborted fetuses" according to an AP story. But, those crosses were pulled from the ground and trashed. The AP reported that Professor Jacobsen said nine students in one of her graduate-level classes dismantled the display.

Moreover, reports that Jacobson told WKRC-TV in a taped interview, "I really love NKU and care very much about my students and don’t want them to be harmed," she said. "At this point, I really want the university to be able to defuse the firestorm of attention around this."

The article goes to say that NKU President James Votruba, told the television reporter, "You don’t invite students to participate in breaking the law or inhibiting other’s free speech. You just don’t do that if you’re a faculty member."

Votruba also said he would be meeting with Jacobson soon to discuss her retirement.

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Mr. Flickinger is the "dean" of Human Events U and founder of the Network of Campus Conservatives. He is a native of Pittsburgh, who graduated from Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism with specializations in political science and economics.

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