Even Better News: Marquette University Fires Official Who Greenlit Mural Praising Cop Killer

A few days ago we reported that Marquette University removed a mural painted on a wall in the school that praised a cop killer. Now the school has taken even more action and fired the administrator that approved the mural in the first place.

Over the weekend Marquette University came under fire for having a mural in its so-called “Gender and Sexuality Resource Center” that favorably quoted cop killer and communist Assata Shakur whose real name is Joanne Chesimard.

Chesimard is on the FBI’s most wanted list for murdering a New Jersey State Trooper “execution style” in 1979. She fled to Cuba where the Obama’s pals in the Cuban government continue to shield her from justice.

Last week, with the help of Fox News’ Charlie Sykes, a mural celebrating this murderer was revealed as being featured prominently inside the university.

Here is what the mural looked like:

But after the national attention, the university now says that it “just became aware” that the mural was there and is taking it down.

And now the school has taken another step to address this situation by firing the official who greenlit the mural.

Marquette University has canned the director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, which hosted a mural honoring FBI most-wanted fugitive Assata Shakur from late March until Sunday night, after the mural’s presence became known nationally, according to Marquette Wire:

“Susannah Bartlow is no longer an employee with Marquette University,” said University Spokesman Brian Dorrington in an email. “We will work with the Center’s advisory board to search for a new director so that we can continue to grow the important programs in the Center.”

That also means Bartlow is out of her academic job – she was a women’s and gender studies professor who joined Marquette to lead the center upon its 2012 founding, the Wire says.

So, we can congratulate Marquette University twice now. Once for painting over the mural and now for firing the official who allowed it to be painted in the first place.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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