The Northern Kentucky University professor who encouraged her students to vandalize a pro-life display -- and then led them in trashing it -- has apologized. Dr. Sally Jacobson, a tenured 27-year British literature professor, issued her apology just days after saying she saw nothing wrong what she did.
[Jacobson is shown here at left in less controversial days.]
"I deeply regret my impulsive action in dismantling that display," Jacobson said late Tuesday. "It was a mistake of judgment for me to invite my students to participate in that action." Jacobson told WKRC-TV in a taped interview that she hoped her actions did not damage the reputation of the college. "I really love NKU and care very much about my students and don't want them to be harmed," she said. "At this point, I really want the university to be able to defuse the firestorm of attention around this."
NKU has suspended Jacobson and she will officially retire at the end of the school year. WKRC reports that other professors have taken over her classes for the remainder of the semester...
By the way, we're told that police are still investigating the matter despite her confession, her bragging of her action to reporters and many others, and her being caught in the act by new photographers. Hmmm. Officers Toody and Muldoon must be on the case.)