Student Suspended After Writing About Professor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- A 56-year-old Oakland University student has been suspended for three semesters and barred from campus after writing about attraction to his professor for an assignment.
Joseph Corlett of Oakland County's Orion Township told The Oakland Press of Pontiac ( ) the writing journal assignment for the Advanced Critical Writing class could be on any topic.
He says a November entry was "Hot for Teacher," based on the Van Halen song.
School spokesman David Groves said in an email Tuesday that the school didn't have any immediate comment because it was a "student conduct matter."
A committee including school administrators, professors and students found Corlett engaged in intimidating behavior.
Corlett appealed. His lawyer Brian Vincent says Corlett "has every right to his education" at the school in the Detroit suburb of Rochester.

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  • by Nunya Location: Sol III on Feb 17, 2012 at 07:38 AM
    The teacher seems to be overreacting. It might have been more appropriate to simply grade the work according to it's merits.
  • by Disgusted Location: Lansing on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:42 AM
    I read more on a lot of other sites about this pervert, and that's exactly what he is if you read the whole story and all its sordid details. He's married, the instructor is married and he decides it's acceptable for a class assignment to submit writings about how "stacked", etc. his teacher is. He also continues to do so after he's gently warned, in writing, by the teacher to cease and desist and even, lasciviously, discusses how much wine he's been drinking while writing his disgusting entries. He also, in the past, has mentioned how much he just loves the idea of legally carried concealed weapons - yeah, I'd say I wouldn't want this guy on my campus, much less in my classroom. He's an idiot who should crawl back into the dark, dank hole he scurried out of.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 06:10 AM
    The guy's got Problems. And bordering on SICK! Seek help...One step away from being a stalker or something worse.
  • by Kenneth Location: Texas on Feb 16, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    I am curious what the assignment contained so I could make an informed decision as to why the school acted so drastically. For all I know, the student said the instructor should have shaved her beard before putting on lipstick.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 at 02:51 AM
    There is more to this story than what the students want to reveal. The university can not say anything because of the possibility of a lawsuit. Now if this was gal writing about a male professor, it would have been a different story.
  • by Ralph 's wife Location: Florida on Feb 15, 2012 at 06:07 PM
    Maybe the old goat was hot for his teacher. How eles was he going to let the teacher know he walked around with his tongue hanging out when he saw the teacher. Maybe he hoped the teacher would start having something to do with him.
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      by Seriously? on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:44 AM in reply to Ralph 's wife
      What??? Hey, Ralph's wife, maybe you should let Ralph write your posts for you in the future as you are apparently almost completely illiterate and sound vapidly ignorant.
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