March 19, 2006 - Posted at 1:13 p.m. CST
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ The University of Arkansas has
rremoved a music professor from the classroom because a student
complained of offensive content in his lectures.
Some students former students in Kabin Thomas's
music-appreciation classes are trying to rally suppport for the
Thomas was reassigned by university officials on February 24th
after a student complained about foul language and adult humor he
used while teaching the class. Two other instructors now teach
three sections of the music appreciation course that Thomas had
taught for a decade.
Thomas says he always warned his classes at the beginning of a
semester that those offended by foul language and adult humor
should drop his class. He said that, in late January, a female
student approached him after class and told him she was taking him
up on his offer -- and also filing a formal complaint against him.
Thomas declined to name the student.
More than a third of the 908 students in Thomas's classes have
either signed a petition calling for his reinstatement or joined a
protest group called ``Save Kabin'' on a Web site that hosts Web
logs, commonly known as blogs.