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The Nation Weekly: November 11, 2022 Fired for Tourette, not leaving Twitter, Sam Bankman-Fried, and more

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In January 2020, Dutchess Community College in New York banned a photography professor named Lowell Handler from its property and declared him unqualified to continue teaching there.

Handler was accused of touching students inappropriately. But the professor, a sufferer of Tourette Syndrome, claimed his advances were the unwanted result of his disorder. How do we square protecting students with protecting the disabled? This week, Barry Yeoman waded into the question by telling Handler’s story.

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