Sounds funny to me!
UNT prof resigns after video tempest
05:04 PM CDT on Monday, October 16, 2006
By MATTHEW ZABEL / The Dallas Morning News
Dr. Paul Jones, a University of North Texas chemistry professor who showed a sexually suggestive video in his organic chemistry class, resigned Saturday, choosing to return to retirement.
Jones, who already has apologized for the incident early this month, said the complaint about the video “set off a firestorm of nasty stuff on campus and at home.”
“I was getting threatening phone calls, nasty notes, and it was all really upsetting my wife,” Jones said. “I hope the university is better off, and I believe my family will be better off.”
Jones retired from UNT in May and returned part-time this fall to teach an organic chemistry laboratory.
He has been on administrative leave since Oct. 10, when university officials began investigating complaints about a video he showed his class.
The video, “Stripped,” showed a woman undressing. After she had stripped, the woman took off her wig and unzipped a body suit to reveal that “she” really was a fully clothed man.
Jones said he was simply trying to provide some comic relief to a difficult subject, and several students in the class said most students were laughing at it.
But Deborah Leliaert, a spokeswoman for the university, said last week that some students had complained that the video was inappropriate.
University officials are investigating the complaints, she said.