Support for Fired Mount Professors

$5,715 of $100k goal

Raised by 123 people in 13 months
AS
Angela Schwenkler
on behalf of Thane Naberhaus
 EMMITSBURG, MD
Edward Egan and Thane Naberhaus were fired on Monday, February 8 from their faculty positions at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland.

[UPDATE 2/16: As reported in the Frederick News-Post, the Board of Trustees' investigation into the fired faculty members involved accessing their e-mail communications:  http://tinyurl.com/zuyqd4p.]

[UPDATE 2/14: On Friday, February 12 the administration announced that Egan and Naberhaus had been reinstated. However, the administration did not lift the threat of legal action contained in their original letters of termination. It remains very important to support them in this way.]

Egan, who advised the Pre-Law program, was also the faculty supervisor to the Mountain Echo, the student newspaper that broke the news that the president of Mount St. Mary's devised a plan to dismiss at-risk students in order to improve the university's retention statistics. ( http://msmecho.com/2016/01/19/mount-presidents-attempt-to-improve-retention-rate-included-seeking-dismissal-of-20-25-first-year-students/)

Naberhaus, a tenured philosophy professor, joined Egan and others in opposing and then speaking out against these actions.

Both of them were fired by the president for lack of "loyalty" to Mount St. Mary's.

Contributions to this fund will be used to cover any legal fees incurred in helping Ed and Thane win back their jobs. Any contributions that are not needed for this purpose will be donated to Bottom Line, Inc. ( http://www.bottomline.org/), a charity devoted to helping disadvantaged college students get in to college, graduate, and go far in life.
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$5,715 of $100k goal

Raised by 123 people in 13 months
Created February 10, 2016
AS
Angela Schwenkler  
on behalf of Thane Naberhaus
TZ
$20
Tadeusz Zawidzki
11 months ago(Monthly Donation)
TZ
$20
Tadeusz Zawidzki
12 months ago(Monthly Donation)
$10
Anonymous
13 months ago
SR
$20
Sarah Robins
13 months ago
$50
Anonymous
13 months ago
$20
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13 months ago
PR
$15
Philip Reed
13 months ago
$50
Blake Shepard
13 months ago
EW
$50
Eric Winsberg
13 months ago
$100
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13 months ago
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