The faculty of a British college has expelled a former student who allegedly made a profanity-laced Facebook post about her school’s curriculum.
The University of Cambridge in England is the first in the UK to take disciplinary action against a former graduate student.
The professor was fired on Tuesday.
The unnamed woman was fired after she posted the profanity, according to the Cambridge News.
A university spokesperson confirmed the woman was dismissed on Tuesday, but declined to comment further.
The university has been investigating the incident, which allegedly occurred after the woman posted the Facebook post.
Cambridge’s vice-chancellor for student affairs, Dr. Helen Crayton, wrote in a statement that the university “has been deeply concerned by the allegations and has taken the decision to remove a former colleague from her position.”
Crayston added that the college is investigating the matter, but that “the University of Birmingham is not aware of any complaints made by the former student.”
The woman is now a full-time student in the same course as the former graduate.
The student, who has not been identified by name, has said she is a member of the Muslim community and believes the college has “taken a stand against Islamophobia.”
The Cambridge University Board of Governors voted to reinstate the professor, who was in her third year of teaching.
Craylandt also said the college will not be offering classes for the rest of the summer and is “taking the matter very seriously.”
In a statement, Craytons said the university has “a zero-tolerance policy for racism and bigotry on our campus.”
“The university takes seriously any incidents of racism and Islamophobia on our campuses and we take these issues very seriously,” she said.