Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Professor Who Wore Headscarf to Leave Christian College

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Professor Who Wore Headscarf to Leave Christian College

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CHICAGO - A professor of a Christian college who asserted Christians and Muslims worship the same God will leave her post, the school near Chicago announced. In a statement posted on Wheaton College's website, the school and Larycia Hawkins said they "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways." The statement didn't go into details.

The college had placed Hawkins, a Christian and an associate professor of political science, on leave in December after she posted her views on Facebook. Hawkins also began wearing a hijab, the headscarf worn by some Muslim women, to counter what she called "vitriolic" rhetoric against Muslims.

Shortly afterward, the college began efforts to dismiss her despite objections by some faculty members.

"I appreciate and have great respect for the Christian liberal arts and the ways that Wheaton College exudes that in its mission, programs, and in the caliber of its employees and students, Hawkins said in the statement posted Saturday on the school's website. …

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